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ASMP Town Hall: From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads – Video

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ASMP Town Hall: From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads In light of recent national events and in the interest of catalyzing individual and collective reflection on what we need to do to move our country forward, ASMP pre-empted this week’s regularly scheduled Friday Town Hall. Instead, hosted “From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads.” We are honored to have Professor Leon Dash of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and…

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Same Court, Same Issue, Different Result? Instagram and Embedding Round 2

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Author’s Note: As you know, ASMP has been heavily involved in the Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis case from last month, and drafted a letter on behalf of the major visual creator groups asking for changes. We also provided more guidance here. You can see an update on what Instagram said regarding this just in the last few hours right here.  Not two months after the Sinclair decision, the United States District Court for the Southern District…

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Instagram Comes out Defending Artists

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Instagram has come out stating its Terms of Use does not allow users to embed another user’s photograph on its website by using Instagram’s embedding API technology without the proper license to use and display the photograph. A Facebook company spokesperson stated “[o]ur platform policies require third parties to have the necessary rights from applicable rights holders. This includes ensuring they have a license to share this content, if a license is required by law.”…

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George Floyd, Gordon Parks, and the Ominous Power of Photographs

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Editor’s Note: The late Gordon Parks was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from Aperture [by Deborah Willis] From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter, can images help fight injustice? As I reflect on photography and protest, I see it as my life in America from a lived experience to an act of memory. I am troubled by the images I’ve seen over the last two weeks, and I have been asked—by various people—what these…

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ASMP National Statement on Racial Justice

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Dear ASMP Community, As the past week of protests over George Floyd’s death reminded us, this is a time of very needed reckoning where each of us must come to terms with the privileges and inequality that underpin society.  Systemic and institutionalized racism still exists in America and must be ended by conscious, collective action demanding that change occurs.  We can begin with persistent self-examination, while pursuing continuing education, and relationship building that affirms dignity. …

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