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The Story Behind Ziggy’s, London’s New David Bowie–Themed Bar

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Condé Nast Traveler [by Lale Arikoglu] When Mick Rock showed up at a retirement party for David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust in 1973, he had no idea it would go down as one of the wildest parties of the glam rock era. “One doesn’t think about these things at the time,” says the legendary rock photographer. “You’ve got to remember how young everyone…

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Doug Menuez Rides Alongside Legendary Surf and Skateboard Shaper Jeff Ho

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Cross-posted from notesfromarepsjournal.com [by Heather Elder] With support from Leica Camera USA, Riding the West Wind, is Doug Menuez’s latest short film for the brand that not only reflects their commitment to craftsmanship and design but also documents the beliefs that drive them all — of the importance to continue to show up, to create and to experiment with ideas. Shot in and around Venice Beach, Doug takes us through a day with founder Jeff…

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Jeff Bara Featured in 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine

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Chicago-based Jeff Bara was recently named one of 11 architectural photographers featured in the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine. In speaking about the release of the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue, the editors at Commercial Architecture stated: “Beautiful architecture should be shared. Sharing it requires a skilled photographer who knows how to use light, composition, and equipment to bring out the best in a design. Commercial Architecture’s editors are pleased to present a…

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Caryn B. Davis Commissioned by the New York Times for Travel Article on the Azores

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Caryn B. Davis was commissioned by the New York Times Travel Section for both the writing and photography of the recent article, “In the Azores, the Menu Includes Coffee, Tea and Tradition”. View article online today, in print on Sunday, Sept 2. In addition to her recent New York Times article, Davis was also recently named one of 11 architectural photographers featured in the 2018 Architectural Photographer Issue of Commercial Architecture Magazine. In speaking about…

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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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