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Members Invited to Assist with Expansion of Society’s Archives

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​The Archives of the American Society of Media Photographers (the “Society”)  is a preeminent collection of primary sources documenting the history of the Society and photography in America, and ASMP is dedicated to preserving the association’s work product and the contribution of work product by the association’s members in their roles as industry leaders and influencers. As the Society arrives at its 75th anniversary, the ASMP National Board and its staff is working to establish…

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Building David Byrne’s ‘Utopia,’ One Gray Suit at a Time

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [by Darryn King, photos by Bryan Derballa]  “You may find yourself on 44th Street, having just come out of the theatrical dance piece/rock show/neuroscience lecture “American Utopia.” And you may find yourself — like the quizzical protagonist of one of David Byrne’s best-loved songs — with a bunch of questions about what you’ve just seen. For the mystified as well as the merely curious, we offer answers to your…

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Participate in Image Tracking Software Research Survey – Win Amazon Gift Cards

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FADEL is conducting a 10-question marketing research survey of photographers to assist the company with development of a software tool for tracking and identifications with usage rights management for photographers. Take the Survey by November 22nd and enter to win $100 Amazon Gift cards. Take the Survey About FADEL FADEL, a leader in Digital Rights Management for marketing and advertising content, has launched Content Eye, a tool that that combines content tracking and identification with…

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Terry O’Neill, British Photographer Who Captured Swinging ’60s London, Dies at 81

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post [by Harrison Smith] The morning after Faye Dunaway won the best actress Oscar for “Network,” she woke at 6 a.m. to meet photographer Terry O’Neill at the pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel. They had hit it off a few days earlier, at a People magazine photo shoot in March 1977, leading Mr. O’Neill to suggest his idea for a carefully staged sunrise photograph — a snapshot of Dunaway sitting…

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Behind The Lens: The Photographer’s Scrum At An Intelligence Committee Hearing

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Cross-posted from PDN.  [By Holly Stuart Hughes]  “There are not many news events where photographers strive to show the other photographers vying to cover the same scene. But at high-profile Congressional hearings that grab the public’s attention, the cluster of photographers present is “part of the scene and part of the picture of the day,” says Win McNamee, who has covered Washington for more than 30 years. On September 26, as acting Director of National…

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Photo Directories & Sourcebook Review

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor [by Amy V. Cooper] “Sourcebooks, Photography Directories, Listings… What are the differences between them, and which one will give me the highest return on investment? You asked, so I did the research. I interviewed dozens of photographers and directory agents and conclude that there are no best or worst.  Your genre of photography, location, target market, how you prefer to interact, and of course your marketing budget will collectively determine which one (or more) of these resources is…

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Why Photographer David Burnett Shot 4×5 Film at Impeachment Hearing

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Editor’s Note: Photojournalist David Burnett is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by Holly Hughes] Photojournalist David Burnett and his old wooden camera drew a lot of attention and curiosity when he began photographing at the start of Wednesday’s first public impeachment hearing. The feed of every TV network showed Burnett loading and unloading sheet film, and peering into his viewfinder to photograph the two witnesses, George Kent and William Tayor. “Shooting large-format today was…

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Questions with an Educator: Rick English

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Rick English. Rick is a Georgia-based photographer and professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has had a very successful career in photography and has also expanded to video and book publication. Here, Rick describes his teaching style, how he incorporated video into his business, and a bit about his documentary, “Preventing Genocide.” We asked: How do you engage your students? How would you describe…

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Instagram Has Changed Professional Food Photography Forever

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel.  [By Jaron Schneider]   Two photographers give their take on how food photography goes through phases reflecting social media, returns to certain looks only professional can provide, and changes again.  And again. “Taking a look at popular images featuring food on Instagram, you’ll see a pattern. Andrew Scrivani, a New York food photographer veteran puts it bluntly: ‘They are almost exclusively shooting from the top. Almost everything is a round dish of…

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CASE Act Noise Gets Louder. And Sillier

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Cross-posted from The Illusion of More. [By David Newhoff] “After the CASE Act passed the House (410-6) on October 22 and moved onto the Senate, the various groups opposed to this copyright small-claim bill turned up the volume on the eerie headline that says Share a Meme.  Lose $30,000! I and others responded that this allegation is simply not grounded in reality…” CASE Act noise gets louder. And sillier.

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