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Quiet Reflections on the Enchanting Italian Village of Panicale

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Photographs and Text by ASMP Member Barry L. Schwartz In 2017, a few months after we got married, my wife, Maggie, and I took a six-week trip — part honeymoon, part yearslong delayed vacation. Leaving California, our first stop was in Brooklyn to see Maggie’s oldest friend, who we all knew was not going to survive a cancer that had returned after many years. It was a good visit. Next,…

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David Hume Kennerly, David Burnett, Other Vietnam War Photographers on How to Cover COVID Better

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Cross-posted from The Columbia Journalism Review. [By Amanda Darach] “‘War is 95 percent boredom and 5 percent sheer terror, from a journalist’s point of view,’ says David Hume Kennerly, who won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography of the Vietnam War. CJR sat down with Kennerly and three other esteemed photojournalists from that conflict, Art Greenspon, Robert Hodierne, and David Burnett, to ask what lessons we can take from Vietnam to cover today’s…

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Portraits of Kobe Bryant by Walter Iooss, Jr., Michael Jordan Sneakers and More Sports Memorabilia Now For Sale

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Cross-posted from Architecture + Design [by Rachel Wallace] The third sports-related Christie’s sale is called “The Athlete: Photographs by Walter Iooss Jr.” It features 38 images by the noted sports photographer of Jordan (including two of him mid-slam-dunk), Shaquille O’Neal (complete with his size 22 footprint stamped on the photograph in ink), Kevin Garnett, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, the late Kobe Bryant (who died in a helicopter crash in January of this year), and more…

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Trump Sent Agents to Quell Unrest. But Protest Is What Portland Does Best

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [By Marissa J. Lang, Photos by Leah Nash] PORTLAND, Ore. — Kia Rae’s first memories are strung-together scenes from a Jesse Jackson rally in 1988. The 34-year-old lifelong Oregonian remembers the smell of the fairgrounds, the current of waving signs, the colorful pins stuck to the chests of strangers. Some parents take their children to sit in the stands of football games or baseball diamonds. The children of Portland come of…

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“You’re Fired!” The Story Behind the Photo

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Cross-posted from the David Hume Kennerly Blog. “On election night I was in New York City in the Hilton Hotel ballroom with Trump’s supporters and the press corps to watch what most people thought would be the end of his presidential aspirations. It didn’t turn out that way, and what do you know, Donald J. Trump was going to be the 45th president of the United States of America, and I was there to document…

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Photo of Cortni Joyner

The Art of the Personal Project: Ian Spanier

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Suzanne Sease] Today’s featured artist:  Ian Spanier MoTo Personal projects have always been an important part of my career as a photographer. I’ve been lucky enough to have found some success from previous projects where they have been published in coffee table books, magazine articles and presented in print in various venues. The importance of personal work for me lies in the fact that unlike my commercial work the vision is…

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Gallry og homeless community portraits

May I Make Your Portrait?

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Photograph by Michael Huff Editor's Note: Clark James Mishler is a longtime ASMP member out of the Northern California Chapter. He is a professional photographer who has specialized in producing environmental portraits for corporate and editorial clients. Over the past 35 years, Mishler's work has been published in hundreds of national and international publications. He believes that his experience producing his personal "Portrait-a-Day" project over the past 10 years has uniquely prepared him for making...
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photo of Kurt Cobain taken by Mark Seliger

Kurt Cobain with Dolls’ Heads: Mark Seliger’s Best Photograph

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Editor’s Note: This photo is on sale as part of an online auction in aid of charities combatting Covid-19 (bids close on 12 June). Photographer Mark Seliger is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The Guardian [ by Mark Seliger] ‘Things were going pretty darn well for him. Six months later, I was shocked to learn he had passed’ I first photographed Nirvana in 1992 for Rolling Stone magazine in the midst of the band’s world tour…

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Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks

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Editor’s Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from The Annenberg Space for Photography This week, the Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce “Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks,” a four-part series of virtual conversations between lauded Vanity Fair photographers and some of the publications current and former editors. Over the course of four weeks, ASP will host four presentations and conversations about the iconic imagery that accompanied the magazine’s investigative…

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Behind the Lens with Adventure Photographer Michael Clark

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Professional Member Michael Clark is leading a two-session class next week called Dialing in Your Digital Workflow. As well as we all think we know digital workflow, Michael can teach us something.  Get the course details and register here. Cross-posted from RedBull.com Michael Clark was a budding rock climber when he decided to turn his hand to photography. Today, he’s one of the world’s leading photographers of adventure sports. We caught up with…

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