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The Center Awards: Project Launch Grant Winner: Catherine Panebianco

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Cross-posted from LenScratch. [By Aline Smithson] “I realized that by placing the slides in my current landscape, I created not only a connection between his life and mine, but a trail of memories, each that had its own association for both of us. A lot of these slides are of my mom, they were together almost 60 years. She passed away recently and I feel like her spirit, and all the spirits of the past,…

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What We Learned This Week: With Violence Against the Media On Rise, Learn to Stay Safe

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] Violence towards the media is on the rise. This week we spotlighted an article from Chris Post, chair of the National Press Photographers Association’s Safety & Security Committee, offering advice on staying safe while covering news in public. Tensions are high, “and the constant pummeling of the ‘Fake News’ mantra doesn’t help calm the already turbulent situation,” noted Post, who cited a number of recent incidents in which…

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year Reveals First Virtual Exhibition

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Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year did not let lockdown defeat its annual awards evening, and they are not letting it defeat the exhibition either. Due to Covid19, this year’s winners were announced in an awards evening livestreamed on YouTube on Tuesday 28 April 2020, hosted by legendary musician and cheesemaker, Alex James. It was watched by an audience of thousands across the globe, including celebrities from the food and photography world. The organisers…

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Photographer Mick Rock Donates Never-Before-Seen Shots of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop and More to Raise Funds for NHS Supplies

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Editor’s Note: Mick Rock is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from London Indoors [by Lizzie Edmonds] Photographer Mick Rock is to release another five never-before-seen images of stars including Debbie Harry to raise money to buy essential PPE supplies for the NHS. The five portraits of Harry, plus Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and The Ramones will be sold by gallery West Contemporary, with 20 per cent of proceeds going towards its #MasksforNHS fundraiser for much-needed FFP3…

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What We Learned This Week: Updating Covid-19 News

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Cross-posted from Pro Photo Daily [by David Schonauer] The world is starting to emerge from lockdown. But it will be a slow and uncertain process: This week we took note of a number of stories relating to Covid-19’s impact on the world of photography: The Lucie Award Foundation announced that the 2020 Lucie Awards event would take place on Tuesday, October 20, at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City — if all goes well….

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Pulitzer Prizes and Finalists for Photography

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Cross-posted from The Pulitzer Prizes. The Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in the last few days.  Among the awards were those for Feature Photography, Breaking News Photography, and Finalists.  Read the descriptions and see the work in the links below. Pulitzer Prizes and Finalists for Photography https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/channi-anand-mukhtar-khan-and-dar-yasin-associated-press https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/dieu-nalio-chery-and-rebecca-blackwell-associated-press https://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/tom-fox-dallas-morning-news

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Photographer Rights Online: A Live Panel Discussion

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On Wednesday, May 6 @ 6pm EST, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will join the attorneys for photojournalist Stephanie Sinclair, the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel for the National Press Photographers Association, and Robert Caplin from The Photo Brigade. Register here: bit.ly/adorama-PRO Together, this panel will examine the case of Sinclair v. Mashable (read more HERE) in which a District Court in the Southern District of New York held that by putting an image…

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“Without Them, I Don’t Know What We’d Do”

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Stephen Wilkes’s photographs of essential workers in his hometown of Westport, Connecticut, document a different kind of frontline. Editor’s Note: Stephen Wilkes is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Vanity Fair.[by Mary Alice Miller and Stephen Wilkes] As a photographer and National Geographic Explorer, Wilkes has documented endangered species and habitats, rising seas, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Ellis Island in decay, and more. “I’ve been a witness to change in the world in a…

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The Daily Heller: COVID In Real Times

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Cross-posted from PRINT.  [By Steven Heller]  Photographers supply images to publications which do with them what they will.  The great designer, educator, and author Steven Heller provides a peak behind the curtain of how the design of the front page of the New York Times comes about using photography, graphics, and text.  “Bodkin does all the preliminary sketching by hand on miniature page templates (or full-size tracing paper called flimsies) that are then translated into…

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What We Learned This Week: Camera Sales Plummet, Getty Creates Covid Grants, and Everyone’s Photographing Little Things

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] Covid-19 is reshaping photography. This week we noted that camera sales in March fell off a cliff. Retail intelligence firm Stackline put together a report identifying the 100 fastest growing and 100 fastest declining industries based on e-commerce data from March. Data from across the United States showed that cameras are the third-fastest declining businesses in the country right now, with sales dropping 64 percent, noted DIY Photography. Only…

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And Now, What’s Next?

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Cross-posted from Seth Godin’s Blog The last eight weeks have been like no other. An unfolding tragedy, unevenly distributed. An economic freeze. A media frenzy. It’s easy to be exhausted, especially since there’s still quite a lot of slog left to go. Is it too soon to wonder what’s next? And at the heart of it: how can you contribute? Average work for average people is going to be worth less than ever before. Typical…

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(Updated – 04/26/20) The PPP / EIDL / SBA Programs Are Now (Almost) Open To New Applications

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CRITICAL UPDATE: As of Friday, April 24, the new bill authorizing $370 billion to the PPP and EIDL programs has been signed by the President and now we are waiting on the SBA to let us know when they will be processing new EIDL Advance applications. They have told banks that they will start processing new PPP applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30am EST. Check here for the latest updates straight from the SBA. …

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