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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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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Image Credit: Jason Lindsey, still from 'Renewal' film.

Jason Lindsey Webinar Recording & Wrap-up!

On April 16, 2020, ASMP Chicago/Midwest presented The Importance of Personal Work in Challenging Times, a webinar by Jason Lindsey hosted by Robin Subar and moderated by Monique Lozinska and Brian Schilling! We would like to extend another huge thank you to Jason and his team for generously sharing their time to make this webinar…

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Strictly Business 2020 Presenters. Image Credit: Alyce Henson

Strictly Business 2020 Event Wrap-Up!

On January 18, ASMP Chicago/Midwest presented Strictly Business 2020 in partnership with Workbook, Inseus, and mHUB Chicago. A gigantic thank you to all of our invaluable event attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and presenters. We are still beaming from the energy of such a passionate group of photographers and industry professionals who convened to celebrate the craft…

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Alex Garcia, A small boat advisory in the Caribbean nearly upends the travelers on a boat traversing to an otherwise inaccessible area off the Nicaragua coast.

Alex Garcia on Storytelling, Continual Growth, and Cuba Workshops

Pulitzer Prize and Cannes Lions Titanium Lion Winner Alex Garcia‘s Strictly Business 2020 talk focuses on diversifying clientele, avoiding being commoditized, and speaking to his transition from an on-staff photojournalist to working to being a storyteller in stills and video with clients in corporate, non-profit and advertising worlds. With a new year and new 2020…

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Inseus Founder Ashley Nelson on Mindfulness

Inseus (@inseusmindfulness) Founder Ashley Nelson shares insight into her work and mindfulness practice in anticipation of her talk Mindfulness as the Unlock– your Super Power! at Strictly Business 2020. Her Q&A defines mindfulness, builds leadership skills, and looks at those who challenge us as sources from inspiration. Learn more next Saturday, 1/18 at Strictly Business…

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