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Once-taboo Images by a Minnesota-born Photographer Reveal Lesbian Lives in the 1970s

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Editor’s Note: Meadow Muska is an ASMP Individual Affiliate. Get details about her exhibit running now through December 15, 2019 at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Cross-posted from The Star Tribune [by Alicia Eler] A nude woman, her dark brown hair in long braids, stands in the middle of the forest, tersely conversing with a fully clothed park ranger. The woman is Jean Mountaingrove, who in the 1970s and ’80s was co-publisher of the lesbian…

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ASMP Position on Spec Work

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Recently, many companies have attempted to gain world class photography through “spec work”. This is reprehensible conduct by many companies that should know better. As an organization focused on protecting the interests of commercial photographs and the visual art community, ASMP has always taken a stand against this practice. Let us be clear: there is no place in the visual art market for spec work. What Is Spec Work? Spec work is short for speculative…

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One More Year on the Farm – A Visual Narrative of One Family’s Fight to Save their Land

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post.  [Photos and video by Ricky Carioti, text by Annie Gowen]  A Minnesota farm family, going back generations, struggling to retain their living and their land, is the subject of an ongoing project: “Ricky Carioti is chronicling the Krocak family through spring, summer, autumn and winter.” One more year on the farm – A visual narrative of one family’s fight to save their land

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Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos. [by Alec Soth]  “A new short film sees the photographer discussing that happiest year of his life and the impact one ramshackle building had upon his photographic approach” “In the midst of a period of turbulence in his career, spurred by growing doubts about the validity of his work and photographic processes, Alec Soth started a new project, one unlike any he had pursued before…” Alec Soth’s Secret Farmhouse Project

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Burk Uzzle – From Woodstock to Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Bitter Southerner.  [Story and Photography by Megan Dohm].  “Burk Uzzle was 30 years old when he shot the most iconic images of 1969’s Woodstock festival. By then, the North Carolina-born Uzzle was seven years into a career that would make him one of photojournalism’s legends. Now, at age 80, he is back home in the South with a singular focus — to create images that help our region reconcile with its past.”…

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Foto Féminas presents: Mónica Lozano

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Cross-posted from worldpressphoto.org [by Veronica Sanchis Bencomo] Mónica Lozano is a Mexican-American photographer born in El Paso, Texas, USA. She was raised across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Lozano received her masters degree in photography at TAI, Centro Universitario de Artes in Madrid, Spain. Her work has been selected for various international photo competitions and grants. In 2011, Lozano finished the Photo Global residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York on…

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The Momentary Present

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Cross-posted from Southern Cultures. [by David Wharton]  “The images in this series observe the often uneasy fit between past and future, capturing a moment where tradition and modernity unexpectedly meet. This momentary present, reconciled sometimes in humor, sometimes in pathos, reveals the ways in which a region’s past always inflects its present, its present inflects its future, and so on in a continuous cycle. Through still photography, we can artificially pause this flow and preserve…

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Questions with a Pro: Randal Crow

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Randal Crow. We asked: Please provide a brief background of yourself. Randal said: Starting out in 1989 as a photographer’s 1st assistant in a busy commercial studio, I polished my skills in a wide variety of areas. We were shooting tabletop products, fashion, executive portraits, groups, architecture, industrial locations, and in all formats up to 4×5. My B&W skills were further refined as I processed and printed a…

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Brian Finke Turns His Camera on His Family and the Cinematic Glow of Texas

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Editor’s Note: Brian Finke is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from It’s Nice That. [by Jenny Brewer] “We try not to have favourites but it’s difficult not to love everything photographer Brian Finke produces. And that encompasses a hugely eclectic subject matter too, from his series on Italian pasta making to the lovely ladies of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant, not forgetting his oddly compelling shots of sad desk lunches. Brian’s latest series Texas…

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4 Reasons Why Artists Should Form LLCs 

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Cross-posted from ASMP counsel Thomas Maddrey’s Blog.  [by Victoria Gonzales]  “According to the Creative Career Center, visual artists are more than three times as likely than the general U.S. workforce to be entrepreneurs. This means that working as a self-employed artist means much more than just creating your art. If you are selling your art and looking to be taken seriously in the art world, it is probably a good idea to look into forming…

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