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Photographer Sues The New York Times for Age Discrimination, Wage Loss and Misclassification of Employment

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Vantage’s Ramin Talaie discusses the suit and its potential impact on other “full-time freelancers.” A lawsuit brought by veteran New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik — whose images appeared on the gray lady’s front page more than 30 times — paints the picture of the gig economy issues confronting aging freelancers in the media and a newsroom challenged with diversity. The 23-page suit, filed on July 6 and first reported by Law360 and Bloomberg Law, alleges misclassification of employment,…

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Photographer Spent Days Waiting For Museum Visitors To Match The Artworks They Observe

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Something fun from Andrius over at deMilked. While most of us visit art museums to see art (duh, right?), others, like France-based photographer Stefan Draschan, are there to create their own pieces. And Stefan does it by camping in galleries for days, waiting for visitors who perfectly match the artworks they observe. His photo series is called “People matching artworks,” and seeing it at first you might get an impression that it’s all staged. But…

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Weekend Reading 10.20.2017

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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 curated by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping. • How to score a free night at a hotel when you have been inconvenienced.  • Female freelancers are being payed significantly less for creative work than males.  • Stress is making you micromanage.  • Your copyright is your future! Hold onto it! • Is Apple…

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W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Daniel Castro Garcia

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Lens Blog [by James Estrin] Daniel Castro Garcia has been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund’s 2017 grant in Humanistic Photography for his project on the European migrant and refugee crisis. Migration has been a constant photographic theme for Mr. Castro Garcia, who was born and raised in Oxford, England, by parents who had immigrated from Spain’s Galicia region seeking economic opportunities. As the son of immigrants himself,…

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A Fresh Perspective on Coexistence

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ASMP Key Influencer Ami Vitale captures moments of peace and prosperity in a country of diversity. Kenya is a country of beauty and diversity. Lush grasslands and savannahs give way to humid, broadleaf forests along the Indian Ocean. For a photographer, East Africa offers up an array of opportunity. Whether shooting photos of zebras across vast fertile land, or getting up close and personal with elephants, this unique landscape lends itself to incredible moments to…

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Freelancers Need Better Benefits

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In the 4th annual survey of the independent workforce, freelancers expressed a desire for better portable benefits. Nathan Bransford discusses the results. As debates about health insurance roil the country, freelancers are an often-overlooked constituency. (Here’s what freelancers need to know about how Trump’s recent executive orders will impact them). In Freelancing In America 2017, Freelancers Union’s and Upwork’s 4th annual study of the independent workforce, freelancers cited access to benefits as a top concern….

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