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How Graciela Iturbide Became One of Mexico’s Greatest Photographers

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Cross-posted from Artsy.  [by Elyssa Goodman]  “In a career spanning over 50 years, and with photographs from her beloved Mexico, as well as India, Argentina, Cuba, and the United States, Iturbide became known for black-and-white images that raise documentary photography to a poetic plane. Her images are only magical realism in that they capture the magic of what exists in front of us, or in places we have not yet seen. A new exhibition at…

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Six Ways to Understand Other People’s Motivations and Achieve Your Own Goals

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Reva Seth] January is the month of self-motivation. The focus is on New Year’s resolutions and understanding how to leverage your own drives to adopt a new habit or accomplish your goals.   This makes February the ideal time to consider how a better understanding of the motivations of others is both a more positive and empathetic way of navigating life. It also significantly increases your own ability to achieve desired…

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Early Street Photography: Young Student Secretly Photographs People with Hidden Spy Cam in the 1890s

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Cross-posted from My Modern Met.  [by Jessica Stewart]  Street photography as we think of it now has a long history, in this case, to the 1890s. “These days, when it’s so easy to sneak a hidden photo with your phone, we can forget just how unusual candid photography was during the 19th century. With technological limitation, our first photographs are mainly seated posed images that somehow give the impression that everyone in the 1800s was…

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Priya Ramrakha’s Brief, Heroic Life

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker and from Artsy.  [by Paul Theroux and by Jacqui Palumbo]  From Paul Theroux: “ I first met Priya Ramrakha on a back street in Kampala, Uganda, in 1966. I was helping him and his editor at Time/Life, where I worked as a stringer and a fixer, to rent an aircraft to fly to Bukavu, in the eastern Congo, where some white mercenaries had taken over the town. Hiring the small plane required…

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22 Questions that ‘Complicate the Narrative’

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Cross-posted from The Whole Story.  [by Solutions Journalism].  At some point, every photographer will have to ask questions of a subject or client that might be awkward, or just a way to uncover valuable information.  Journalists and photojournalists do this all the time, and there are a range of techniques that are valuable for anyone. 22 Questions that ‘Complicate the Narrative’

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Questions With a Pro: Jeremy Ruzich

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Jeremy Ruzich. Jeremy is a Kansas City-based photographer, artist, poet, and filmmaker who works to tell the stories of nonprofit organizations, small grassroots groups, churches, schools, and other groups that have a desire to get their stories out there. He keeps the viewer in mind when creating, which highly influences how he ends up approaching his work. Here, Jeremy details how he ended up specializing in non-profits, where he typically…

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Doug Menuez: The Fearless Genius Project

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Editor’s Note: Doug Menuez is an ASMP Professional Member. Also, Doug was the first guest on the ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series. Listen to it here: Episode 1: Doug Menuez. Cross-posted from Digital Photo Pro [by David Schloss] In the mid-1980s, photographer Doug Menuez was looking for something hopeful at which to point his lens. Then in his mid-20s, Menuez was a burgeoning photojournalist covering some of the darkest subjects of the times. He had…

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ASMP Legal Talk: Legacy Series – Part 2

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  Join ASMP Legal Advisor and Seattle Attorney, Nathan Hoerschelmann, in upcoming ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series – Part 2 on Thursday, February 28th @ 12:00pmPT/3:00pmET. As part of our ASMP Legal Talk Legacy Series, an important consideration for photographers is what will happen to their work after they pass.  Basic estate planning, including protecting your legacy by way of trust, distribution to heirs or giving to another designees, will be discussed.  This is important for every creative….

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Low Light Photography Intro with Zach Dobson

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Cross-posted from blog.zachdobson.com [by Zach Dobson] One of the most difficult aspects of photography is shooting in low light. However, with my documentary approach, it’s a skill I need in order to maintain the integrity of the subject material and avoid affecting the end result with my presence. Therefore over the past 15 years I’ve developed a series of practices that allow me to shoot in low light using only available light without compromising image…

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