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ASMP Bookshelf

The ASMP Bookshelf is being launched in response to the number of our members publishing their own books with a focus on both the creative and business sides of the photography industry.

If you are a member who has published a book, please submit the details to communications@asmp.org so we can promote your work on the ASMP Bookshelf.

All Available Light: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Ted Polumbaum

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The life, work, and enduring legacy of a social activist-photojournalist as reconstructed by a daughter.   ASMP Editor’s Note: Ted Polumbaum joined ASMP on October 1, 1958.  Over his highly successful four-decade career as a freelance photojournalist, Ted Polumbaum did about 400 assignments for the legendary LIFE magazine, on subjects ranging from politics, religion, science and medicine to natural disasters, sports, and the arts. He also worked regularly for Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Look, The…

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Elliott Erwitt’s New Book: Found Not Lost

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”Imagine, at 92 years, turning back to the thousands of photographs made throughout the many chapters of your career and, on second and third glance, discovering a significance in those images that you missed when you first saw them a few lifetimes ago.” From the introduction by Vaughn Wallace   ASMP Member and Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt has a new book being released on May 15th called FOUND NOT LOST. What’s unusual about this book…

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Caryn B. Davis’s Latest Book – Connecticut Waters: Celebrating Our Coastline and Waterways

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Connecticut Waters is a tribute to Connecticut’s maritime roots, both past and present. The book takes readers on a nautical journey exploring the many ways Nutmeggers use our lakes, rivers, sounds and shores for industry, education, and recreation. From boat builders to antique, power, and sailing vessels, to lobster shacks, the oyster and fishing industries, historic ferries, nautical arts, lighthouses and islands, charter boats, maritime festivals and celebrations, and more, this book showcases how these…

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Transcendents by Mariette Pathy Allen

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  In collaboration with Dr. Eli Coleman, professor and director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota, Transcendents studies the phenomenon of gender variance among the spirit cults of Burma and Thailand. This book combines a raw, personal, photographic standpoint with an anthropological and sexological perspective on the genderfluid spirit mediums in Thailand and Burma. “As a westerner, I will never understand or experience the mystery, or the spirituality of mediums, or how…

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Donna Ferrato: A Life Dedicated to Women’s Liberation

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Cross-posted from blind and The Cambridge School Of Art. [By Laurence Cornet and Laura Pannack]  Having scoured her archives to collect 50 years’ worth of photographs of women, depicting their ecstasies and their breakdowns, Donna Ferrato publishes a troubling tribute to feminine power. Holy” is the adjective Donna Ferrato uses to describe women. “Men get all the credit all the time. They get the support. They get the praise. They get the devotion. Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever….

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Elliott Erwitt’s Rediscovered Photographs

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Cross-posted from blind. [By Christina Cacouris]  In his latest book, ‘Found Not Lost,’ Erwitt forgoes the type of imagery that initially made him famous in favor of more contemplative work, most of which has never been seen before. Now in his nineties, Erwitt spent two years digging through his entire photographic archive and examining thousands of images, breathing new life into the formerly rejected. In writer Vaughn Wallace’s introductory essay, he describes a note scrawled on…

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