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Lou Jones’ Visual Portraits of Modern Africa in his New Book, panAFRICAproject: Volume I

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Lou Jones’ eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including Federal Express, Nike, and the Barr Foundation. He has completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match. Initiated long-term projects on…

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ASMP Awards Honorary Membership to Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee James Edward Westcott

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ASMP is pleased to announce the awarding of an honorary membership to James Edward “Ed” Westcott, the official United States Army photographer for the United States Manhattan Project during World War II, who has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ASMP was advised of Ed’s nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom by his son, Jim Westcott, ASMP Life Member and former Tennessee Chapter Board of Director. Learning of Ed’s nomination, ASMP Executive…

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Celebrity Photographer Mark Seliger on the Stories behind 8 of His Iconic Portraits

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Editor’s Note: Mark Seliger is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Artsy [by Molly Gottschalk] In 1987, on one of his first assignments for Rolling Stone, photographer Mark Seliger arrived at the Queens home of LL Cool J to find a startled grandmother waving a broom, while the rapper himself was still asleep inside. This is but one of the countless anecdotes Seliger would amass over the next three decades, during which time editorial assignments…

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The Assassination of R.F.K. Frame by Frame

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Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day Editor’s Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. This is the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy photographed from start to finish by Harry Benson: from the happiness in the Ambassador Hotel Ballroom to the fate that awaited R.F.K. “As Bobby lay there, a rosary placed in his hand, chaos ensued, and five others were shot around me,” says Benson. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Senator Robert F….

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Photo of Jay Maisel in front of his former home on 190 Bowery

New York Legend Jay Maisel Dishes on 190 Bowery and His New Photo Archive

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Editor’s Note: Jay Maisel is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from 6sqft.com [by Michelle Coleman] Jay Maisel is best known for the incredibly expressive stories he tells through his beautiful photography. But in recent years, he’s become perhaps just as well known for his New York City real estate story where he made the deal of the century when he sold his home, the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. What he’s not at all…

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Peter Krogh’s Latest Book: The DAM Book 3.0

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Editor’s Note: Peter is offering a discount to ASMP members on his new book. Log in and go to ASMP benefit page to purchase book. ASMP member, Peter Krogh, has completed the long-anticipated revision of The DAM Book.  With his 3rd DAM book, Peter continues to help photographers build safe and usable private archives, and to show how to get the most out of your images.  The creation and use of visual media is fast…

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Ellen Von Unwerth: “My Girls Are Proud Of Their Womanhood”

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Editor’s Note: Ellen von Unwerth is an ASMP Life Member. Her exhibition opens in London on May 4th and runs through May 18th. Cross-posted from Vogue [by Alice Newbold] “The exhibition is called Ladyland, my favourite subject,” Ellen von Unwerth cackles ahead of her upcoming London show. The German photographer is, of course, referring to the sensual, provocative and playful images of women that have become her calling card. Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda…

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Photographer Jay Maisel Launches New Website

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Editor’s Note: Jay Maisel is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PR Newswire BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Iconic and award-winning photographer Jay Maisel is pleased to announce the launch of his new website, www.jaymaisel.com The website has seven photographic collections, prefaced with his thoughts about some of the never-before-published photos of his travels in 35 countries and trips across the United States. The collections include photographs of Jazz greats including Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, as well as images of…

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Ira Block’s Latest Book – Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey

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“Ira Block’s photographs remind me of playing baseball when I was a kid in Cuba. It brings back great memories.” –Luis Tiant, Former Boston Red Sox pitcher   Ira Block, an ASMP member since 1981, is an internationally renowned documentary photographer, lecturer, and workshop leader who has produced more than thirty stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates. Block began shooting stories in Cuba for the National Geographic Magazine in 1997. Over repeated…

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Behind Larry Fink’s Up-Close Photo Shoot with Governor Jerry Brown

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Editor’s Note: Larry Fink is an ASMP Professional Member Cross-posted from The New Yorker [by Max Campbell] “Can you stand back a little?” That’s what the photographer Larry Fink remembers Jerry Brown, the governor of California, asking him on a Monday in December. Fink was at the capitol building in Sacramento to photograph Brown for Connie Bruck’s Profile in this week’s magazine, about the state of California’s war on Trump. Fink had been invited to…

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