ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers


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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 so we can promote your work on the ASMP Bookshelf.

Gordon Parks The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books [by Sarah Meister (Author, Editor), Nicole Fleetwood (Author), Bryan Stevenson (Author), Gordon Parks (Photographer)] When Life magazine asked Gordon Parks to illustrate a recurring series of articles on crime in the United States in 1957, he had already been a staff photographer for nearly a decade, the first African American to hold this position. Parks embarked on a six-week journey that took him and a reporter to the streets of New…

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A Portrait of America That Still Haunts, Decades Later

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Arthur Lubow] The cover of “The Americans,” Robert Frank’s revolutionary and influential book, is “Trolley – New Orleans,” a photo of a group of white and black people looking out towards the photographer from a streetcar. Lubow, the Times’s photography critic, takes apart this iconic image, in increments, to see what it tells us about America then and now. Hint: not much has changed. “Dead center we see…

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Form and Landscape — Bauhaus in New England by Mark Römisch

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The ideals of the Bauhaus still reach and inspire students, architects, designers, and artists all over the world. The unparalleled traces that the movement left in New England — on the East Coast of the U.S. — are widely forgotten, even among those familiar with the impact that the German art and design school left on the world. In Form and Landscape — Bauhaus in New England, photographer Mark Römisch rediscovers these traces and reveals…

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Atlantic City – The Last Hurrah by Timothy Roberts

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Introduction by Amy S. Rosenberg 128 pages; 55 B&W photographs Daylight Books / April 2020 Atlantic City looms large in the American imagination. It has been the subject of many movies, including the 1980 Louis Malle classic “Atlantic City” starring Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster, and the hit HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” set in the era of Prohibition. Historically the city was a refuge for those fleeing Prohibition. The casinos offered the unsleeping promise of…

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The Rise of David Bowie 1972-73 by Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from ItsNiceThat [by Jenny Brewer] Diving deep into one of the most significant eras of David Bowie’s career, a new Taschen tome compiles photographs taken by the artist’s official photographer Mick Rock from 1972-73 around the Ziggy Stardust epoch. Ranging from candid snapshots from backstage and rehearsals to vibrant portraits depicting his kaleidoscopic style choices, the book explores all facets of the Starman phase in its glorious glossy pages. Work began on the book in 2015…

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That Photo Makes Me Hungry by Andrew Scrivani

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Photographing Food for Fun & Profit Discover insider secrets for mouthwatering photographs. Andrew Scrivani, food photographer for the New York Times, is one of the most respected names in the business. He’s also a teacher of the craft, advising #foodporn obsessives, bloggers, photographers ready for the next step, and anyone who loves to shoot and eat, in how to: See the light (craft and shape it the way you want) Embrace the math (calculate ISO,…

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