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Truth in Photojournalism Needed Now!

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My time last week with friends and colleagues at FOTOFusion reminded me again of an important truth about the value of photojournalism, particularly at this time in our nation’s history. When we observe closely and seek to tell the stories of those we are observing, we are validating their lives, and experiences and we are getting the privilege of translating those observations into images that confer knowledge and wisdom to those outside their circle. We…

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Thanks for Tending to your ASMP Membership Renewal!

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Valued New and Renewed Members, January is known as the month for renewing your ASMP membership. On behalf of the ASMP Board of Directors and the entire ASMP staff, I want to thank those of you who have renewed or recently joined ASMP. ASMP Purpose and Benefits We are here to help you succeed as an artist, as a professional, and as a business owner. All of the benefits and member services available to you are designed to that end….

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Contribute to the Conversation in 2017

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If you would like to contribute to the many facets of what is ASMP – advocacy, blogging, imaging, mentoring – we invite you to share your insights and talents with the ASMP community and the world beyond in 2017. Send submissions or queries to communications@asmp.org. We look forward to hearing from you! ~~~ NOTICE: If you are a member who has so graciously offered your image(s) for ASMP promotional use, please ensure that your name is noted…

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NEW Find a Photographer is Now LIVE!

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  The NEW Find a Photographer is now live with new features and functionality to provide members with a platform to present both images and video portfolios. Find a Photographer will continue to become more robust throughout 2017. Functionality will be phased in based on additional feedback we’ll be collecting from creative directors and art buyers who have volunteered to guide us in future improvements. The goal has always been to make this tool an even more effective marketing…

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ASMP Perspective and Action on Copyright Reform

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As the ongoing copyright reform process before the House Judiciary Committee moves to an important new stage, ASMP believes it is critical that members have a clear understanding of that process and the role our organization is playing in protecting the interests of small creators. I recently sat down with ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP’S outside counsel Mike Klipper to get their perspective on what this really means for photographers and other visual artists and…

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Message from Executive Director – Tom Kennedy

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Thanks to all of you who have continued to believe in the mission of ASMP and support us with your time, talent, and treasure as we have worked in 2016 to restructure to better meet the challenges of the ever-changing 21st century world. Looking forward, the New Year offers us the chance to continue making necessary adjustments and improvements so we truly meet the mission demands of helping members to be their “best selves,” whether…

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Message from National Board Chair – Jenna Close

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 As the opening of 2017 draws near, we are faced with political uncertainty. How will this new landscape affect us, our clients and our way of business? As the answer unfolds I want to remind everyone that we have great power in our role as storytellers and communicators. Buckle down and use your skills on behalf of your clients, but also for yourself. Dedicate time to personal projects. Market to organizations you believe in and…

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Press Release: ASMP Applauds Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Cosponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Introduction of Small Claims Copyright Bill

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ASMP applauds the introduction by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) of H.R. 6496, the Fairness for American Small Creators Act, which would create a small claims copyright board within the Copyright Office. The prospects for enacting small claims legislation in the new Congress of a small claims copyright process—ASMP’s top legislative priority—are enhanced significantly by the leadership and involvement of Representatives Chu and Smith, both members of the House Judiciary Committee which…

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House Judiciary Committee to Turn Attention to Reform of the Copyright Office and Creation of a Small Claims Copyright Tribunal

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Today, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and John Conyers (D-Mich.), ranking Democrat on the Committee, announced the next steps in the Committee’s multi-year review of the copyright law. Specifically, they issued the first of a number of policy proposals that will address components of their proposed legislative reform of the copyright act.  Of particular importance to ASMP members is the Committee leadership’s statement that reform of the Copyright Office should…

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Chapter Events Now Easier to Feature

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This week, ASMP launched a new event management module that makes it easier for our chapter leaders to post their events for display on the National ASMP Calendar and on the National Event Registration Page. This improvement to the website allows ASMP members to have access to chapter-level events and opportunities – both live and virtual. Features include the display of images, event descriptions, registration details, pricing, location maps, proofs and event contact details. We’ve also added registration processing features to facilitate…

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