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Coping with Coronavirus: Photographers Share Lockdown Stories

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Cross-posted from Blind.  [By Michaël Naulin]  “Faced with cancelled exhibitions, festivals, and commissions, the entire profession is feeling the impact of anti-Covid-19 measures. We have gathered testimonies from photographers, who are on lockdown and anxious, but adapting and keeping up good spirits. Their equipment is stowed away in closets. During the general lockdown, the world of photography has been put on hold until further notice. Just like one-third of world population, photographers are isolated at…

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Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library Harms Authors

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Cross-posted from The Authors Guild, The Illusion of More, and The New York Times. Infringement is not just a problem for photographers; the current emergency is enabling improper and illegal usage of intellectual property in all sorts of ways any photographer would recognize.  A recent issue with the Internet Archive has produced multiple articles in the last week. “The Authors Guild is appalled by the Internet Archive’s (IA) announcement that it is now making millions…

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(Updated) Paycheck Protection Program: Why Every Photographer, Artist and Small Business Needs to Apply

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Paycheck Protection Program :: It’s For You Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey will be discussing the Paycheck Protection Program among other topics at the Town Hall meeting on Friday, April 3 at 3pmET.  Click here for more info about Town Hall meeting and to register. As part of the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020, a large amount of money is allocated towards a program known…

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Message from the Executive Director – 3.30.2020

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The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic is profoundly affecting our membership and now more than ever ASMP needs to be there to support all those in our community who identify themselves as professional photographers. Given the economic dislocation that is happening everywhere and the losses of income that are being experienced due to project and assignment postponements and cancellations, it might be tempting for an individual member to see a membership as an expendable luxury…

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How to Apply for Grants

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Cross-posted from The Creative Independent.  [By Marianna Schaffer]   “Applying for a grant is not only a chance to share your work and have it be seen—it’s also a great exercise to put into words what it is that you’re seeking to create. Over the past five years, and in my current role as Director of Artist Initiatives with Creative Capital, I’ve worked with artists and arts organizations to realize many projects and programs across…

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Questions with an Educator: Sonya Naumann

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Sonya Naumann. Sonya is a California based conceptual art photographer as well as an educator. She is very comfortable in the classroom and loves assisting students in the process of finding their vision. Here, Sonya outlines her thesis, “Thousand Dollar Dress,” her main sources of inspiration, and her favorite piece of advice to share with her students. We asked: Please describe your thesis “Thousand Dollar Dress.” How did…

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