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Join Arthur Meyerson on ‘The Journey’

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In The Journey, Arthur Meyerson, one of America’s most celebrated photographers and workshop instructors, traces his photographic life and illustrates it with some of his most compelling images, many of which have never been published before. The Journey begins with an all-inclusive interview conducted by one of photography’s premier curators, Anne Wilkes Tucker. From his early beginnings and successful commercial career to his personal inspirations and workshop teaching, Meyerson candidly discusses these topics and much…

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Harry Benson’s New Book Celebrates His Extraordinary Career

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Cross-posted from CBS NEWS [by Jim Axelrod] NEW YORK — For nearly 70 years, one man has pointed his lens at the country’s most important events and people. When Bobby Kennedy was shot, Harry Benson was there. “I turned to him and I see Bobby’s fallen to the floor,” Benson told CBS News. “Ethel appeared … she threw her hand up … I’m saying to myself, ‘Don’t mess up today, mess up tomorrow.’” When Martin…

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Frames Per Second: Tips for Better Video Storytelling

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Editor’s note: Bob Sacha is an ASMP Professional Member who recently served as a judge for the Best of ASMP 2017 Photo Contest. Cross-posted from PDN Online [by Sharon Ber] In addition to directing, editing and writing for video, former National Geographic photographer Bob Sacha also teaches video to photographers who want to meet the demand of clients for motion content. “People say, ‘How do you shoot great video?’ That’s easy. The question is how…

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Alison Wright’s Human Tribe

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Editor’s Note: On Thursday, December 7th, New York’s School of Visual Arts will host Alison Wright for an upcoming talk on her new book, Human Tribe, presented by MPS Digital Photography. A book signing will follow her talk.  Alison Wright, a New York-based documentary photographer has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her editorial and humanitarian projects, Alison travels to all regions of the globe photographing…

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The Art of the Personal Project: Michael Weschler

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Editor’s note: Former ASMP National Board Director, Michael Weschler, captures Team USA Paralympic Sled Hockey All-Star, Ray Diaz, in his many worlds as noted by Suzanne Sease. [by Suzanne Sease] The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this new…

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David H. Wells’ Echoing Histories

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If you live in New England (or you will be anywhere near there on Friday, December 8th), please join us for an intimate evening with a filmmaker, his subject, a film critic and an audience who will help the filmmaker shape his work-in-progress by screening and critiquing samples of a film.   The Providence Athenæum and Rhode Island based film-maker and long-time ASMP member, David Helfer Wells, announce a community talk-back on Friday, December 8th, showcasing…

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Globetrotting Explorer Jodi Cobb is Recipient of ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award

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In recognition of her distinguished career that has spanned four decades, globetrotting explorer Jodi Cobb was presented with an ASMP Lifetime Achievement Award, by David Wiegold, Chapter President of  ASMP’s Washington DC Chapter, prior to her “Stranger in a Strange Land” Artist Talk presentation on November 13th, 2017 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Jodi Cobb’s Bio One of only four female staff photographers in National Geographic’s history, she is known for breaking through barriers and lifting a curtain on hidden societies. Cobb…

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Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama

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Cross-posted from NPR.org [by Terry Gross] As the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, Pete Souza had top security clearance and sat in on most meetings and major events with the president. “I was there all the time,” he says. “I wasn’t talking to [Obama] all the time, but I was always in every meeting and pretty much every situation that he had as president.” Over the course of Obama’s eight years…

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