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The Beginning of ASMP
ASMP is celebrating its 75th Anniversary as a trade association. It began with a group of photojournalists banding together 1944 in New York and paying a $25 initiation fee. It was the year of the beachheads of Normandy and World War II was beginning to wind down. Photojournalists felt the need to talk about the issues concerning them — especially around compensation and working conditions. They realized the need to protect, inform, and advocate for visual creators.
Anniversary Theme: “2020 Vision”
Our diamond anniversary is extremely special because we know that the organization has evolved from being one of exclusivity to one of inclusivity. In this digital age, it’s becoming more and more difficult to make a living as a visual creator. Newsrooms are shrinking, and everyone is carrying a camera and publishing their own content. To be a full-time endeavor, image creation requires a combination of business savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, and a love of constantly learning new digital tools. It means learning to pivot. Pivoting has been a necessary part of our organization’s history. How we will celebrate Our celebration will officially kick off in the fall of 2019 and culminate in the fall of 2020. During this time, chapters will be organizing special Strictly Business (SB) 2020 events in their regions. These will be regional conferences for education, inspiration and networking.
Here’s what you can look forward to over the next twelve to eighteen months.
|Kick Off Celebration|
ASMP Best Of Photo Contest
Kicking off late summer of 2019
Times Square billboard event
Discounted rates and roadblock event.
Coincides with Photoville in fall
|Strictly Business 2020|
Regional conferences for educating and networking.
Reinvigorated with the goal of supporting photographers
ASMP Experts & Masters podcast and live broadcast events
Regular monthly podcasts recorded live at headquarters and on location in NYC.
|ASMP Infinity magazine
Our semi-annual magazine featuring members and shared with influencers.
ASMP Strictly Business Blog
Content to inform and feature members
National Chapter Events
ASMP Chicago/ Midwest
January 17 – 18, 2020
ASMP South Carolina
February 20 – 21, 2020
Speakers: Johnny Andrews, Selena Maitreya, Jenna Close
February 28 – March 1, 2020
Keynote by Jenna Close
March 7, 2020
ASMP Connecticut/ New England
The Graduate Hotel, Providence, RI.
April 3-4, 2020
ASMP Southwest Chapters
Parkwood Studio, Phoenix, AZ
October 9-10, 2020
ASMP Los Angeles
ASMP Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh
Speakers: Selina Maitreya and Jenna Close