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Sandy Carson: I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aline Smithson] “Sandy Carson is a self-taught documentary and commercial art photographer, film maker, musician and cyclist who grew up in Scotland, now based in Austin, Texas. He studied communications at University before dropping out to tour the UK and Europe playing in punk bands and making fanzines. After moving to the States in the ’90s to pursue cycling, he travelled the world for 20 years as a professional BMX rider,…

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Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79

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Cross-posted from The New York Times and ProPhoto Daily.  [By John Leland and Maureen Cavanagh]  “Jill Freedman, a hard-working, hard-living photographer who immersed herself for months at a time in the lives of street cops, firefighters, circus performers and other tribes she felt were misunderstood, died on Wednesday at a care facility near her home in Manhattan. She was 79.” “In seven books and numerous gallery exhibitions and journalism assignments, she specialized in finding people…

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Two Photographers Sue NYC Parks for Publicizing ‘Unearthed’ 1978 Photos

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Michael Zhang]  “Two former photographers for the New York Times have filed a lawsuit against New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, accusing the department of copyright infringement after NYC Parks “unearthed” a long-lost trove of photos from the 1970s and then wildly publicized them without permission. It all started back in late 2017 when a conservancy official in New York City was cleaning out an office and stumbled upon two…

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Pay Now or Pay Later: What 10 Years of Freelancing Taught Me

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Tyra Seldon] In August of this year, I celebrated my freelancing anniversary. As with many anniversaries, it was a time of reflection, celebration, and planning for the future. Amongst an avalanche of memories, I started to recall how timid I was about payment expectations when I first started.  I did not have clearly stated expectations— I was just so happy to freelance that the opportunity itself often slightly outweighed my…

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Weekend Reading 10.17.2019

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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. Stories From Set: I’m a Photographer and a Woman. And I Don’t Want Kids Fotografiska : Breaking News ! 15 Best Sites to Sell Photos Online and Make Money A Look Back at the First Aerial Photo Shot in the United States Quick Tip: Turning a Crappy…

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CASE Act-ion: October Campaign to Add Co-Sponsors

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ASMP would like to thank all who participated in the 50 States in 20 Days campaign! The 50-state campaign was very successful as the CASE Act now has 130 co-sponsors in the House and 16 co-sponsors in the Senate thanks to all of your advocacy efforts. ASMP advocates have sent more than 15,000 emails/tweets to Congressional inboxes and social forums in support of the CASE Act. For latest updates about the CASE Act, go to…

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