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Quick Tip: Three Photo Editors on How They Find Photographers

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse[by David Walker] To get editorial assignments, photographers have to get their names—and work—in front of photo editors. PDN’s “Who I’ve Hired” interview series offers insight about how different photo editors find the photographers they’ve hired lately. Here are three examples from recent interviews: Chloe Coleman, international photo editor, Washington Post: PDN: Besides recommendation from other photographers, how do you find photographers you want to hire for assignments?C.C.: Jurying contests has been big the…

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ASMP/Creator Groups Attend In-District Meeting with Senator Feinstein’s Deputy Director to Discuss CASE Act

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Former ASMP National Board Chair, Jenna Close, and current ASMP National Board member, Amy Tierney, and members of other creator groups representing authors, songwriters, and photographers (listed above), attended an in-district meeting with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s State Deputy Director, Peter Muller, in Los Angeles on Wednesday to discuss the CASE Act. Participants provided Deputy Director Muller with additional materials about the CASE Act, and presented personal stories of infringement to frame the importance of Congress…

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Once-taboo Images by a Minnesota-born Photographer Reveal Lesbian Lives in the 1970s

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Editor’s Note: Meadow Muska is an ASMP Individual Affiliate. Get details about her exhibit running now through December 15, 2019 at The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Cross-posted from The Star Tribune [by Alicia Eler] A nude woman, her dark brown hair in long braids, stands in the middle of the forest, tersely conversing with a fully clothed park ranger. The woman is Jean Mountaingrove, who in the 1970s and ’80s was co-publisher of the lesbian…

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ASMP Position on Spec Work

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Recently, many companies have attempted to gain world class photography through “spec work”. This is reprehensible conduct by many companies that should know better. As an organization focused on protecting the interests of commercial photographs and the visual art community, ASMP has always taken a stand against this practice. Let us be clear: there is no place in the visual art market for spec work. What Is Spec Work? Spec work is short for speculative…

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Weekend Reading 8.22.2019

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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. Why Photographers Need to Start Asking: What GPU Does My Computer Have? Shades of Difference and Direction Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for copyright infringement over ‘Lose Yourself’ and other tracks The best cameras for street photography in 2019 Who’ll Stop the Rain of Infringement Guess How This Mind-Blowing,…

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The Captivating Story Of Henry Diltz: Legendary 1969 Woodstock Photographer

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by Sean Lewis] The 1969 Woodstock Music Festival was a true, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and legendary photographer Henry Diltz was there to capture it all. Back in 1969, Henry received a call from lighting designer Chip Monck to be the official photographer for a music festival that would go on to define an entire generation. Needless to say, he accepted, and the rest is history. Director Scott Hanson put together a short,…

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