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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.

Gas and Glamour by Ashok Sinha

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Gas and Glamour is a tribute to America’s golden age of the automobile, a time when cars themselves were objects of beauty and the act of driving was celebrated. Those cars are no longer on the streets today, but the celebratory roadside vernacular architecture from that era remains. Ashok Sinha is a respected architectural photographer and prominent ASMP New York Chapter Member, where he also serves on the board of directors. Given that Covid has…

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Families for Humanity by Doug Schneider

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Families for Humanity is a portrait documentary book by ASMP Photographer Doug Schneider that chronicles the spirit of Westchester County, New York residents in the throes of a global pandemic. Schneider’s book highlights images of 122 families spanning 15 Westchester communities, displaying differences in sizes, culture, ethnicity, and age. Schneider’s moving photography shows an array of individuals experiencing a shared sense of uncertainty, discomfort, and hope. All proceeds from this book are earmarked for On…

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New David Bowie Book Includes Photos by ASMP Members Lynn Goldsmith and Mick Rock

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Cross-posted from Rolling Stone Geoff MacCormack: “I was, firstly, a Bowie band member in the ’70s; singing backing vocals, playing percussion, dancing and choreographing movements in performances of ‘Aladdin Sane/Ziggy’, ‘Diamond Dogs’ and ‘Young American’ tours, plus recording on six albums. “Masayoshi Sukita acquired a Nikkormat camera for me in April ’73, just after David and I arrived in Tokyo (by ship) for a tour. The first picture I took of David was an outside…

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Trees: Between Earth and Heaven by Art Wolfe

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Cross-posted from The Sierra Club [by Austin Price] In his new book, Trees: Between Earth and Heaven (Earth Aware Editions, 2018), photographer Art Wolfe turns his lens to the woody and fibrous, carbon-sequestering perennials that define so many landscapes around the world. The book includes flat-topped acacias in the African savanna, towering spruce and cedar wrapped in moss, twisting and twining koas and banyans, and giant sequoias covered in snow. But to an artist like Wolfe, trees…

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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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