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ASMP’s Mopsik Receives IPC Photographer Leadership Award

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Contact: Peter Dyson, Communication Director ASMP American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: dyson@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that its Executive Director, Eugene Mopsik, has received the 2010 International Photographic Council (IPC) Photographer Leadership Award, selected by the association as the member who best represents the group’s criteria and ideals. Mopsik is one of six winners being recognized at the IPC’s 12th annual awards luncheon…

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ASMP Honors FotoFest Founders

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has designated photographer journalists Frederick Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, founders of FotoFest, as Honorary Members of the Society for their extraordinary contributions to the world of photography. FotoFest, based in Houston, Texas, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the exchange…

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ASMP Supports Major Initiatives For Photographers

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced its support for major initiatives that fund the education and advocacy of student and emerging photographers, and the growth and development of established photographers. These initiatives include the following:   Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) as a Major Founding Sponsor to set up mentoring and internship programs…

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ASMP Elects New Board Officers, Directors

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Contact: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Email: mopsik@asmp.org Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that Richard Kelly, a Pittsburgh-based corporate and editorial photographer and owner of Richard Kelly Photography, has been re-elected as President for the 2010 – 11 year. Serving as First Vice-President is James Cavanaugh of James Cavanaugh Photography in Buffalo; as Second Vice-President, Gail Mooney of Kelly/Mooney…

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Photographers File Class Action Against Google

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Contacts: Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP mopsik@asmp.org or 215 451 2767 Ext. 201 Victor S. Perlman, Esq., General Counsel, ASMP perlman@asmp.org or 215 451 2767 Ext. 207 American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Related documents: An ASMP FAQ on the lawsuit Full text of the complaint Statement of Mishcon de Reya New York LLP law firm Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive…

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ASMP to Hold Major Copyright Symposium

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA … The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) will present an important symposium“Copyright and the New Economy: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists” on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at The TimesCenter in New York. The event is part of ASMP’s Registration Counts copyright initiative to encourage all photographers to register their work and to provide registration…

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ASMP 2010 Membership Drive Underway

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Contacts: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is making prospective new members an offer that’s hard to refuse! Professional photographers who join the association from now until March 15, 2010, will receive two valuable resources — free. New ASMP members will get all the benefits of membership, plus the books Professional Business Practices in Photography, ASMP’s…

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ASMP Receives Distribution From Authors Coalition

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Contacts: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has announced that the association has received $99,790 from the Authors Coalition of America (ACA), an organization which distributes money collected for copying non-title-specific works abroad, primarily in Scandinavia and Europe. Non-title-specific works are those that cannot be identified individually or by copyright owner. Distributions are made periodically by…

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ASMP Launches dpBestflow.Org

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Contact: Eugene Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP Email: mopsik@asmp.org American Society of Media Photographers Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), in cooperation with the Library of Congress, has launched dpBestflow.org, shorthand for “Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow,” a website that offers definitive new guidelines for digital photography best practices which streamline and improve the process, production and preservation of digital photography. The launch event was held on November…

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ASMP Photographers React to Google Judge’s Denial

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Contacts: Victor S. Perlman, Esq., General Counsel, ASMP perlman@asmp.org (215-451-2767 ext 207) or Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director, ASMP mopsik@asmp.org or (215-840-5897) American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) Phone: 215 451 2767 Philadelphia, PA… On November 4, 2009, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a ruling on a motion for reconsideration of the Court’s earlier decision in the case of Authors Guild et al. v. Google, Inc. The effect…

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