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Transcendents by Mariette Pathy Allen

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  In collaboration with Dr. Eli Coleman, professor and director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota, Transcendents studies the phenomenon of gender variance among the spirit cults of Burma and Thailand. This book combines a raw, personal, photographic standpoint with an anthropological and sexological perspective on the genderfluid spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma. “As a westerner, I will never understand or experience the mystery, or the spirituality of mediums, or how…

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Donna Ferrato: A Life Dedicated to Women’s Liberation

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Cross-posted from blind and The Cambridge School Of Art. [By Laurence Cornet and Laura Pannack]  Having scoured her archives to collect 50 years’ worth of photographs of women, depicting their ecstasies and their breakdowns, Donna Ferrato publishes a troubling tribute to feminine power. Holy” is the adjective Donna Ferrato uses to describe women. “Men get all the credit all the time. They get the support. They get the praise. They get the devotion. Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever….

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VIDEO: What Gordon Parks Saw

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Cross-posted from Nerdwriter via aeon. [By Evan Puschak]  “Gordon Parks found a ‘weapon’ against poverty and racism in a secondhand camera. ‘I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.’ – Gordon Parks (1912-2006) Born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, Gordon Parks was 25 when he arrived in Seattle, Washington with only…

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Inside The World Of A Movie Set Photographer

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Cross-posted from AFrame – Oscars [By David Lee]  “For David Lee, work has long been a family affair. As a unit still photographer, the native New Yorker and younger brother of Spike has captured the making of nearly every Spike Lee joint, from the Oscar-winning director’s NYU shorts to Do the Right Thing to BlacKkKlansman—plus dozens of other American classics, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Bourne Ultimatum and more. Not to mention…

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VIDEO: Forum on Contemporary Photography: A Tribute to Carrie Mae Weems | MoMA LIVE

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Cross-posted from MoMa.  This event is a double celebration of Carrie Mae Weems’s four decades of visionary work in conjunction with a new presentation of her photographic installation “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” on view at MoMA, and of the Carrie Mae Weems anthology, part of the October Files series, published by MIT Press. The Forum was co-organized by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Harvard University; and Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator,…

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How to Dramatically Reduce the Time You’re Spending on Emails

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Stephanie Vozza] Few of us love spending time in our inboxes. Email is one of the tasks people complain about most, but the problem may not be the tool but with how we’re using it, says Cal Newport, author of the new book A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in a World of Communication Overload. “Email has actually created a productivity disaster,” he says. “It makes us miserable and creates a…

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Magazine Celebrating Black Women in Food Nears Crowdfunding Goal

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Cross-posted from Food & Wine. Klancy Miller, a chef-turned-writer who’s appeared in Food & Wine and The New York Times, is creating the publication she wants to see in the world. Called For The Culture, it’ll be a twice-a-year print magazine written about Black women in food and wine—written by Black women and photographed and illustrated by Black women. At the time of this post, Miller’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has just 72 hours left to…

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Special PPP Instagram Live with Tom Maddrey – February 26

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Friday February 26 ~ 12pmET on IG @asmpnational Join ASMP’s General Counsel Thomas Maddrey live on the ASMP National Instagram channel @asmpnational on Friday, February 26 at 12pmET as he discusses the latest updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with the Small Business Administration (SBA) now offering PPP loans for a two-week window to businesses with 20 or less employees and sole proprietors only. Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday,…

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Stephen Speranza Discusses His Recent Work for The New York Times

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Cross-posted from Wonderful Machine. [By Shannon Stewart]  “Last year was an incredibly eventful one for now-Denver-based Stephen Speranza. In addition to moving out west from New York, the photographer continued his work with his old city’s top paper, the New York Times. Stephen was kind enough to sit down with Wonderful Machine to discuss his 2020.” “One of the more memorable stories I worked on was that of a mortuary science professor and his two volunteer interns…

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The World-Famous Couple That Changed Photography Forever

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Cross-posted from BBC Reels. Editor’s Note: Robert Capa was an ASMP Life Member. Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, the most iconic couple in the history of war photography, were not actually who they claimed to be. The Jewish immigrants, who met in Paris after fleeing persecution, created fake identities to break into the competitive French press. The couple went on to lead long and influential careers that changed war photography forever.

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