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The Trench Coat: Through Magnum Images

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By Rosalind Jana]  Editor’s Note: Featured in this article is current ASMP Life Member Elliot Erwitt and former ASMP Member, the legendary Robert Capa. “A trench coat is a garment best worn on a gloomy day. Ideally with the collar turned up, or a gust of wind lifting the hem. If it’s raining, all the better. In Robert Capa’s photo of Lauren Bacall, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the actress,…

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ASMP Foundation Announces the Fujifilm 2020 Holiday Camera Auction to Support ASMP Donor’s Circle Grant Program

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The ASMP Foundation announces the Fujifilm 2020 Holiday Camera Auction to support its ”ASMP Donors’ Circle Emergency Cash Grant Program” ASMP is thrilled to partner with Fujifilm to announce our first Holiday Camera Auction to support the ASMP Foundation’s Donors’ Circle program. Thanks to generosity of the great people at Fujifilm, The Foundation is offering three state of the art Fuji cameras (see detail below): Fuji X-Pro3 Mirrorless Body, black Fuji X-T4 Mirrorless Body with...
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VIDEO: Documentary ‘One Shot’ Details How Olympics Photographers Capture Iconic Moments

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Jaron Schneider]  “‘One Shot: Photographing the Olympic Games’ is narrated by Olympic Champion Jonathan Edwards and features multiple award-winning photographers including Lucy Nicholson, Dave Burnett, Bob Martin, Tim de Waele, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. It also shows 146 images from the Olympic games dating back over 50 years. It was shot during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that took place in 2016. The documentary aimed to look at Olympians caught…

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Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post Insight.  [By Kenneth Dickerman and Win McNamee]  “My memories of him are that he was very focused on his job, always positioning himself to make sure he got the best photo from whatever event we were recording. It sounds simple, but it is far from that. After all, photographers covering Washington are acting as the eyes of history. That adds a hefty dose of pressure to what already requires great…

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A Thanksgiving Community

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Beginning the holiday season with a day dedicated to gratitude and family has always felt appropriate. But for many of us, this Thanksgiving is bittersweet. Between the pandemic and our rancorous politics, hope and gratitude can sometimes be difficult to find. In this challenging year, we think it is especially important to recognize the people who’ve helped us. ASMP’s beloved executive director, Tom Kennedy, who gave this organization a vision and helped image-makers look beyond…

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Why This Pandemic Winter is the Perfect Time to Try Out ‘Slow Work’

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Diana Shi] As the pandemic drags on, many of us are under more pressure than ever before at work. Perhaps your company was operating at a loss during the first few months of the pandemic, and now—half a year later—it’s regaining its footing and you’re juggling multiple new projects. Maybe your team laid off workers, and you’re forced to pick up the slack. Or maybe you’re trying to get a new…

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Holiday Hours for ASMP Member Services

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Now that we have officially arrived at the holiday season, we would like to advise you of the upcoming holiday hours for ASMP Member Services. Please know that if you leave a telephone message or submit an email during the closure times noted below, Member Services will respond to your message or email the next business day.  ASMP Member Services can be contacted by phone at 877.771.2767 or by email to asmp@pvassociations.com. November Wednesday 11/25…

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Leonard Freed: Black in White America, 1963-1965

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “A fresh and expanded edition, Black in White America, 1963-1965 is the definitive collection of Leonard Freed’s seminal and timely Civil Rights photo essay first published in 1968. It is published in full collaboration with the Freed Estate and a foreword from fellow Magnum photographer, Eli Reed.” “The photographs in this newly designed edition have been reproduced from the original negatives and using vintage prints created by Freed’s master…

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Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [By Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White] There are now businesses that sell fake people. On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000. If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game, or to make your company website appear more diverse — you can get their photos for free on ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Adjust their likeness as needed; make…

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3 Ways Non-Retail Small Businesses Can Celebrate Small Business Saturday

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Cross-posted from score.com [by Deborah Sweeney] Ideas For Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, 2020, the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Created by American Express, this holiday celebrates small businesses and getting consumers to participate in the #ShopSmall movement in their local communities and neighborhoods. Small Business Saturday will be entering its 11th anniversary in 2020. In a year unlike any other, support for small businesses is just as critical now…

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