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: Unique N. Halpert
Joined ASMP: 2015, 2021
Value of ASMP Membership: Community Arts and Community Empowerment
Work (specialty): Live Events, Red Carpet, Documentary
Non-Photographic Interests: I’m all about local adventures with my family of four and a long day’s work in my garden.
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: 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.
Board Member (on-hold)
Name: Yulia Tregub Morris
Joined ASMP: 2016
Value of ASMP Membership: “Having a community and resources is important to me. ASMP offers networking and makes it easier to connect with other creatives in the industry, and support each other.”
Work (specialty): Portrait, Events, Branding Photography, and Fine Art
Non-Photographic Interests: Traveling, visiting art galleries, baking, handmade up-cycled clothes, and crafts