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ASMP Update Week Ending 12.04.2020

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ASMP Weekly Update Town Hall: Personal and Business Finance, Investing, Estate Planning Member Spotlight: A Conversation with Barbara Bordnick ASMP Foundation: Holiday Fujifilm Camera Auction Advocacy: CASE Act Needs You Now! Webinars: Sony Tech Tuesday December 8 @ 3pmET Contests: BEST Of ASMP 2020 – Submit Your Images and Videos Today! Bookshelf: Rock n Roll with Bob Gruen ASMP Forums Events Weekend Reading Current News

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Screenshot of article about Richard Avedon posted on Vanity Fair

Art, Fashion, Sex: Richard Avedon’s Bohemian Coming of Age

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Cross-posted from Vanity Fair. [By Philip Gefter]  Editor’s Note: World famous portrait and fashion photographer Richard Avedon was an ASMP Member.  “Making his name in the fashion world, the legendary portraitist and his creative contemporaries were forecasting the future of the culture—and the modern American woman.” “‘Avedon’s greatest creation has been a kind of woman,” photographer Irving Penn once said. ‘I know her. I’d recognize her if she walked in this room. She’s sisterly, laughs…

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This Pandemic Must Be Seen

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Cross-posted from Wired. [By Roxanne Khamsi]  “If we could watch what’s really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.” “Images—especially difficult ones—can, of course, do important, democratic work. During the Vietnam War, photographs of soldiers’ coffins returning through Dover Air Force Base were so influential and demoralizing that we still talk about a Dover test for military action: Will Americans tolerate the sight of flag-draped coffins? The single image of a drowned…

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What is Minimalist Photography and How Do You Do It?

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Cross-posted from fstopper.com [by Jason Parnell-Brookes] What the heck is minimalist photography? How do I take minimalist photos? And what kind of gear do I need to do it? Well, read on to find out the answers to those questions and more. What Is Minimalism? The term minimalism is thrown around a lot in photography, but it actually originated from the 1950s, linked to paintings and sculptures. Minimalism was then adopted by many other artistic…

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Check Out These Photographers Who Are Bringing BLM Into Focus

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Cross-posted from Pixsy [by Robin Gillham] Editor’s Note: Lynsey Weatherspoon is an ASMP Professional Member. For many in the United States, the present moment is a reckoning for the institutional racism that has plagued the country for centuries. In more than 150 cities, people have taken to the streets and are calling for an end to police brutality and historic racial injustice. The demonstrations were sparked by the on-camera killing of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis in…

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Weekend Reading 12.3.2020

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. Lunar Probe Captures 119 Megapixel Color Photo of the Moon’s Surface This is probably the scariest iPhone hack ever Yves Rocher Foundation : Photographing to Testify on Reforestation Zooming in on the Microbiome of Some da Vinci Masterpieces Badass Habits and Making Them Stick with…

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