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Most Famous Tweet EVER Supported with Photo by ASMP Member Pete Souza

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On August 12th, former President Barack Obama published a tweet that has become the most “liked” tweet in Twitter history. The tweet quotes Nelson Mandela. Former White House Photographer and ASMP Member, Pete Souza, is the creator of the image featured in the tweet that powerfully supports the message. Media outlets including US News and World Report, Vanity Fair, FStoppers, Washington Post, Market Watch and several others have reported on the tweet as being a great example of…

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Space Travel Up Close And Behind The Scenes

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  Image © Dan Winters Photographer and ASMP member Dan Winters was given close-range access to photograph the last three launches of the space shuttle program. Learn about the shoot and see the photos at NBCNews.com For more than thirty years, the space shuttle program carried some of America’s bravest adventurers into the great unknown of space. 135 missions allowed more than 350 people to temporarily escape Earth’s gravity. Photographer Dan Winters was there for the…

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Kim Newton’s Recent Audience with newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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ASMP celebrates the incredible world of photojournalism with the recent honoring of ASMP Member Kim Newton, and his 1987 photo captured during the student democracy uprising in South Korea, by the newly-elected South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.  Read Kim’s own words below about the genesis of his recent audience with President Moon Jae-in. [by Kim Newton] I was invited by the documentary division of the Munhwa Broadcasting  Corporation in Seoul, South Korea to be a presenter in a documentary on the…

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An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. Phil Mistry interviews well-known photographer and ASMP member Joe McNally. Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing major and ended up being a photographer, that is just the perfect result. McNally…

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The stories of Douglas Kirkland, An Irving Penn assistant

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Irving Penn in his studio, 1958, New York © Douglas Kirkland Editor’s note: ASMP Life Member, Douglas Kirkland, details his experience working  as assistant with Irving Penn in interview with Lanza below. Cross-posted from loeildelaphotographie.com [by Patricia Lanza] On the occasion of the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, today we present an interview with Douglas Kirkland, a prominent photographer in his own right, who talks here about his experience as an assistant…

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ASMP Alaska’s Flavin Photography Captures One of National Geographic’s Top Ten Adventure Lodges Around the World

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Recently National Geographic selected the Denali Backcountry Lodge as One of the Top 10 Adventure Lodges Around the World. Flavin Photography was privileged to have photographed the lodge images. The lodge did not know they were being selected for this “1-in-10 in the world” honor – a wonderful surprise. National Geographic said that Denali Backcountry Lodge was selected by travel writers who travel the world looking for unique lodges. “I don’t know that it gets…

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“The Kennedy Stamp Song” as Ted Spiegel’s Motion Tribute to JFK

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[by Ted Spiegel] In commemoration of Kennedy and our continual national need for outstanding leadership, I have created a concise music video entitled (and web searchable as) “The Kennedy Stamp Song”. It is drawn from my campaign coverage of Kennedy on September 6, 1960 which includes the photograph used on the USPS commemorative stamp and his January 20, 1961 inaugural speech.        

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Netflix Got Pete Souza, Obama’s Photographer, to Shoot ‘Candids’ of Frank Underwood

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Image Credit ASMP Member Pete Souza Editor’s Note: ASMP Member and former White House photographer, Pete Souza, continues to make powerful political shots around Washington, DC. Cross-post from AdWeek.com [by Tim Nudd] Netflix has always enjoyed dipping into the real world for its House of Cards marketing. Most famously, it did so with the “FU 2016” campaign via BBH, which including running a campaign ad for Frank Underwood during a Republican presidential debate in December 2015….

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Remember These Baby Photos by Anne Geddes?

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Cross-post from nymag.org [by Hyunjee Lee] Photographer Anne Geddes is best known for her out-of-the-box baby portraits inspired by nature — of infants dressed up as pea pods, flowerpots, and bumblebees. Her new book Anne Geddes: Small World is a 30-year retrospective of her ongoing career. Geddes began taking photographs as a hobby and set up a studio in her garage. In the 1980s, her portraits of babies and pregnant mothers gained widespread popularity. Her…

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Martha Cooper Solo Exhibition Reveals Many Unseen ‘Action Shots’ in New York

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Cross-posted from the Huffington Post [by Jaime Rojo and Stephen Harrington, Contributor] Editor’s Note: ASMP applauds the creative work of Life Member and legendary street art photographer, Martha Cooper, in her current exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. An intrepid photographer who has launched a million dreams (and perhaps a few thousand careers) in graffiti and Street Art with her photography that captured crucial and seminal aspects of our culture that others overlooked….

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