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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.

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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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Mississippi Eyes by Matt Herron

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8.10.20 Editor's Note: Famed Civil Rights photographer, activist, and past ASMP President Matt Herron, who captured poignant moments of the civil rights era in the South including the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, died in a glider crash in Lake County, California on Friday, August 7, 2020. Lending their eyes to the cause of civil rights during the pivotal summer of 1964, a team of five young photographers attempted to document...
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Dave Frieder’s New Book – The Magnificent Bridges of New York City

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Dave Frieder is a daring individual who has a great passion for the bridges he photographs. His skills are impressive, and he is able to capture something amazing in each photo. —John Travolta Dave Frieder has climbed twenty of New York City’s bridges, and has recently published a new book, The Magnificent Bridges of New York City. The images in the book capture the many intricate angles of the incredibly-engineered bridges spanning the Hudson and…

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Marching to the Freedom Dream by Dan Budnik

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In August 2014 Marching to the Freedom Dream was published by Trolley Books in London. The book shows Dan Budnik’s significant body of work documenting three seminal marches of the Civil Rights movement, between 1958 and 1965. The publication coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and precedes the 50th anniversaries of the Selma-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act in 2015. With the introduction written by the prolific civil...
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Human Canvas by Art Wolfe

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What does it mean to be human? In Human Canvas, Art Wolfe uses his exceptional photography and his background in fine-art painting to transform skin into an abstract landscape. Inspired by the body-painting traditions of indigenous peoples Wolfe has photographed worldwide, and particularly those in Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea, Wolfe set out to present his own take on this art form and explore concepts of universal beauty. Through the use of lines, patterns, textures,…

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