Our Commitment to Racial Justice

Dear ASMP Community, We are saddened and frustrated by the continued anti-Black violence in this country. We condemn the unconscionable murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and far too many other Black people trying to survive in America. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those…

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“We, Women: The Power of We” Exhibition on the 606

We, Women: The Power of We June 18 – September 30, 2020 On Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail at The 606 (St. Louis Overlook) We Women: The Power of We highlights 18 impactful socially-engaged projects which examine crucial issues on the minds of many Americans: immigration, education, climate change, race, motherhood and family, gun control, healthcare, religion,…

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MEMBER DISCOUNT – Storytelling with Motion for Photographers Workshop Series

New online workshop series by Scott Thompson! Storytelling with Motion for Photographers Part 1 of 3: Elements of Storytelling – Preproduction, Storyboard, Audio (April 6 – April 14) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP SERIES Use discount code ASMP60 for 60% ($600) off the workshop price (ASMP Chicago/Midwest members only). The transition into capturing stories…

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Help Shape our Upcoming Events

ASMP Chicago/Midwest PartyWe’re planning an in-person party for September and want your input! Fill out this form to tell us what you want this event to look like. SkillshareWe’re making practical, skill-based workshops a mainstay of our events calendar. By completing this survey, you can help determine what programs we produce or even teach one…

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Work That Moves Us Forward Recording

On May 11, 2020, ASMP Chicago/Midwest presented Work That Moves Us Forward, a virtual panel featuring photographers Akilah Townsend, Beking Joassaint, Flint Chaney, and Donte Tatum. Thank you to all who took the time to join us! We would like to extend another huge thank you to our panel for sharing their words and time…

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Blog Post Round-up: COVID Safety on Set!

Chicago photographic professionals Jason Lindsey, Christy Schmid, and Hannah Soto have been doing great work outlining ways to maintain safety on set during COVID-19. Check out these posts detailing their firsthand experiences and research! Shooting with COVID Safety and Creativity in Mind Over the next few weeks, photographer Jason Lindsey will be sharing his experiences…

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Beautify Bronzeville Businesses community and arts service project organized by Organic Oneness. Image by Nancy Wong.

Photographs from Marches and Organizing in Response to the Black Lives Matter Movement

Photographers around the world are documenting the multitudes protesting in the streets for racial justice and an end to policing as we know it. In a recent open call, we sought to highlight some of this work and contextualize it beside the photographer’s own words. We aim to show the strength and solidarity represented by…

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Brinson+Banks, image courtesy the artists.

Brinson+Banks Recording & Wrap-up

On May 11, 2020, ASMP Chicago/Midwest presented 1+1=3, a virtual artist talk by Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, with a roundtable facilitated by Candace Gelman and Brian Schilling. Thank you to all who took the time to join us! We would like to extend another huge thank you to Kendrick, David, Candace, and Brian…

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Robin Subar. Image by Don Shepard.

Congratulations to our new Chapter President, Robin Subar!

Congratulations to the new ASMP Chicago/Midwest Chapter President, Robin Subar! ASMP Chicago/Midwest sends a huge thank you to Mary Rafferty for her visionary leadership over the past two years as president. Robin has been working as a professional photographer for over 12 years. She began her career in the industry as a producer and hopes…

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