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Photo of Bruce Springsteen © Eric Meola 2007

40 years ago, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt drove through the Utah and Nevada deserts…

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                                                                                                                                                                  Image © Eric Meola Cross-posted from The Salt Lake Tribune [by Nate Carlisle] There was no limousine waiting when Bruce Springsteen landed in Salt Lake City 40 years ago this week. Springsteen, who already was one of the biggest names in rock ’n’ roll, would spend the next few days driving, riding and even sleeping in a used car. His closest bandmate and sidekick, Steven Van Zandt, accompanied him on the trip. Springsteen also was…

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Watch the Moon’s Shadow Sweep Across the Teton Valley in This 360° Video

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Cross-posted from TIME [by Jonathan Wood] Some people spent years preparing to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse in the United States. Westport, Conn., photographer, artist and filmmaker Stephen Wilkes waited until 4 p.m. the Friday before. “We were sort of late to the party,” Wilkes told Time in an interview at the International Photo Festival in Olten on Saturday. With hotels, rental cars and flights all but sold out, Wilkes decided to fly to…

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Watching the Eclipse with the Photographer David Burnett

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Image © David Burnett Cross-posted from The New Yorker [by The New Yorker] On Sunday afternoon, the photographer David Burnett arrived in western South Carolina, within the path of the coming total solar eclipse, just as makeshift stands selling protective eyeglasses and lemonade began to appear. On Monday morning, after driving into a Walmart parking lot in the town of Laurens, he encountered a small band of photographers rigging up their cameras with the eclipse…

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Deconstructing Henri Cartier Bresson’s Composition

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[by Greg Scoblete] Legendary street photography Henri-Cartier Bresson once declared that “photography is an immediate reaction.” And yet, despite his reliance on the fleeting “decisive moment” Bresson’s work channels some principles of symmetry and geometry that would seem to betray a more deliberate style. Tavis Leaf Glover has created a fascinating two-part video look at how Bresson used the principles of dynamic symmetry and geometry in his work. It’s well worth your time. Read the…

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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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