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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.

Her Majesty: A Photographic History 1926–Today 

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Cross-posted from GQ There is, of course, no easy way to sum up a near-70-year reign in a single image. When the Queen came to the throne in 1952, she was the head of state for perhaps half a billion people in the world; now, it’s hardly clear that the United Kingdom will outlive her. But her total dedication to public service has remained constant, and with it, her popularity. She’s the most recognisable British…

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Mary Ellen Mark: The Book of Everything

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Cross-posted from Steidl Books Conceived and edited by film director Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark’s husband and collaborator for 30 years, The Book of Everything celebrates in over 600 images and diverse texts Mark’s extraordinary life, work and vision. From 1963 to her death in 2015, Mark told brilliant, intimate, provocative stories of characters whom she met and engaged with—often in perpetuity. There was nothing casual or unprepared about Mark’s approach; she unfailingly empathized with…

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The Light of Days Gone By – by Craig Varjabedian

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THE LIGHT OF DAYS GONE BY Photographs by Craig Varjabedian Essays by Cindy L. Lane and Myra Bullington NEW from Eloquent Light Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico: Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian’s new book The Light of Days Gone By was 45 years in the making. It celebrates with stunning imagery the journey of a photographer and the beautiful light he has witnessed and captured along the way. The Light of Days Gone By is a testament…

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Ernst Haas Book Cover

Ernst Haas – New York in Color, 1952-1962

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Cross-posted from Prestel Publishing The first book on master photographer Ernst Haas’s work dedicated to both his classic and newly discovered New York City color photographs of the 1950s and 60s. Ernst Haas’s color works reveal the photographer’s remarkable genius and remind us on every page why we love New York. When Ernst Haas moved from Vienna to New York City in 1951, he left behind a war-torn continent and a career producing black-and-white images….

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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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