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Alice Rose George, a ‘Photographer’s Dream Editor,’ Dies at 76

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Clay Risen]  “Her unerring eye for visuals made her a fixture in New York’s magazine world, where she promoted scores of famous and unsung photographers.” “Witty and urbane with a love for whiskey and a wisp of a Southern accent, Ms. George, known to her friends as Pi, cultivated relationships with scores of photographers and collectors, gallerists and magazine editors, helping to knit together a community just as the…

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Looking Back at the Trump Presidency in Photos

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Tomorrow at noon the Trump presidency ends. The long run-up to the transfer of power has been eventful, to say the least. The period between the election on November 3 and the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States on January 6 has been filled with a cascade of news. During that period — as Donald Trump fought his election loss unsuccessfully…

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Photographing the Mob on Capitol Hill

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Cross-posted from NPPA, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, and The New Republic.  [By NPPA, Elizabeth Yuko, Susan Goldberg, and Bob Moser] NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) has posted a statement about photographing the “mob” on Capitol Hill by several photojournalists, along with links to interviews with them.  And, Ron Haviv, who once covered a coup attempt in Panama, followed rioters through a broken window into the seat of his own nation’s legislative branch. For more than…

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A Second Round of PPP Loans Is Now Available

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Jonathan Medows] The recently passed $900 billion stimulus package is now law. There are several key components of the legislation, including a new round of funding via Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, which can help your freelance business if your income has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. However, you should be aware of how participating in these programs (now or if you accessed them previously) may impact your…

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Balancing Photojournalism with the Right of Refusal: The Debate Continues

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Jaron Schneider) A University of Virginia history teacher published a tweet asking what photojournalism and documentary photography would look like, now and in the past, if the photographer’s right to take someone’s image were balanced by that person’s right to say no. In October of 2020, the New York Post published a controversial OpEd calling street photography a form of “gender-based violence” (and this piece argued against that perspective). A recent Twitter debate continues to…

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Adál Maldonado, Provocative ‘Nuyorican’ Photographer, Dies at 72

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Katharine Q. Seelye]  “Adál, who moved from Puerto Rico to New York as a teenager, created art that was often bitingly satirical and politically subversive. Adál Maldonado, an influential Puerto Rican photographer and artistic provocateur who explored the psychological and cultural fallout of the Puerto Rican diaspora in New York, died on Dec. 9 in San Juan. He was 72.” “For more than 45 years Mr. Maldonado — who…

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PRESS RELEASE: The CASE Act Is Now Law; ASMP Thanks Supporters

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2020 Contact:Thomas Maddrey, ASMP General Counselmaddrey@asmp.org The CASE Act Is Now Law; ASMP Thanks Supporters New Forum for Small Copyright Disputes Helps All Photographers and Creators The multi-year quest by the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and its allies in the creative community to create a small claims tribunal has reached a successful conclusion. Yesterday, the President signed into law the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020…

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How the Chaos of 2020 Will Shape the Next Decade, According to 8 Design Experts

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Mark Wilson]   2019 marked the end of a decade. And with it came all sorts of predictions for what 2030 would look like. The future seemed so clear. But then 2020 happened, and you know how the story goes. COVID-19 struck. And the world fast-forwarded five years in five months. Suddenly, children went to school through Chromebooks, people ditched dining rooms for drive-throughs, workers flocked to Zoom in lieu of…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Celebrates the Congressional Passage of the CASE Act

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 21, 2020 Contact:Thomas Maddrey, ASMP General Counselmaddrey@asmp.org ASMP Celebrates the Congressional Passage of the CASE Act New Forum for Small Copyright Disputes Helps All Photographers and Creators Washington, D.C., December 21, 2020 – The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is delighted that the CASE Act has passed both the House and Senate chambers and is on its way to the President’s desk for signature into law. The Copyright Alternative in…

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Women Photograph: 2020 Year in Pictures

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Cross-posted from Women Photograph [Curated by Oriana Koren] Editor’s Note: ASMP’s own Leah Nash has a photo featured in this article. How do you tell the story of a year in photographs when this has been the hardest year in living memory for photographers to do their jobs? We’ve assembled this overview of 2020 through the images of one hundred members of Women Photograph, each of whom had to work through extraordinary levels of precarity…

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4 Strategies to Help You Learn to Take Constructive Criticism

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Tomas Chomurro-Premuzic] We often hear that it is a sign of emotional maturity and intellectual curiosity to be open to constructive criticism from others, and that negative feedback can help us identify important gaps between the person we are, and the person we want to be. That said, nobody loves to be criticized. It would require a degree of intellectual masochism that is rarely found in people, with the exception of…

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Why Deborah Willis Thinks the Photobook Can Be Transformative

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Cross-posted from aperture [by Brendan Embser] In 1973, Dr. Deborah Willis, then an undergraduate photography student at the Philadelphia College of Art (UArts), submitted an independent research proposal about the contributions of Black photographers to the history of American photography from 1840 to 1940. Willis had sent fifty letters to various collections and libraries, seeking information about photographers such as Gordon Parks and James Van Der Zee. “Is a photographer primarily a creative artist rather…

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