The ASMP board members are working photographers and Professional Members of ASMP who volunteer their time and energies for the Society and the industry. The following provides some brief information about the current board.
Name: Nancy Kaye
Joined ASMP: 2018
Value of ASMP Membership: ASMP membership is a way to be part of a photo community, connecting with others to share skills, information, and resources. As a photo educator and curator, I value giving opportunities to photographers to show work, gain exposure and get feedback.
Work (specialty): Documentary, Street Photography, Fine Art
Non-Photographic Interests: Yoga, hiking, bicycling
Value of ASMP Membership: Community and education
Work (specialty): Portraits, fashion, travel, and directing
Non-Photographic Interests: Planning trips (mostly to Scotland), the outdoors, my partner TJ and two cats, and never-ending home and studio renovations.
Name: Mykle Parker
Joined ASMP: 2018
Value of ASMP Membership: It’s imperative to me to connect and empower those of us underrepresented in the photography industry. ASMP has some great resources that can save a lot of pain, time, and money when you are just breaking into the field.
Work (specialty): Documentary and Portrait
Non-Photographic Interests: Learning to appreciate now, changing the damn world, TV binge junkie, archiving dork, and people.
Name: Sej Saraiya
Joined ASMP: May 2022
Value of ASMP Membership: A solid nationwide community of photographers, an opportunity to give back, photography events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions.
Work (specialty): Documentary and Fine Art photography, Portraits
Non-Photographic Interests: World Cultures, Yoga, Meditation, Poetry
Name: Saalika Khan
Joined ASMP: October 2015
Value of ASMP Membership: A community of resources and education for craft and career growth.
Work (specialty): Fine Art, Portraiture, Documentary, and Event
Non-Photographic Interests: Film/TV production, playing music, animals, painting
Name: Jasen Laks
Joined ASMP: 2020
Value of ASMP Membership: Meeting and learning from the best in the biz.
Work (specialty): Documentary and fine-art
Non-Photographic Interests: Distributing golf balls to impossible-to-retrieve places, reading, boating, après skiing.
Value of ASMP Membership:Networking with world-class creatives, learning from the best (lectures, webinars, events and ASMP Academy), business support (legal and copyright assistance) and paying it forward.
Work (specialty):Portraiture, Corporate Events, Concerts, Architecture, Aerial Photography (drones) and Fine Art photography
Non-Photographic Interests:Travel, jazz, wine tasting and spending time with my Bride.
Joined ASMP: 2009, 2022
Value of ASMP Membership: Professional development, industry connections, sense of community.
Work (specialty): Portraits, Product, Experimental
Non-Photographic Interests: Sophie (my XXL Golden Retriever), gardening, retro technology
Joined ASMP: 2023
Value of ASMP Membership: ASMP community, sharing knowledge, support of fellow board members, events and webinars
Work (specialty): Portraits and fine art
Non-Photographic Interests: Travel, yoga, hiking and interior design