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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

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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: 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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What We Learned This Week: With Humans In Isolation, Animals Roam

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] With people away, wild things have come to play. Since the world went into isolation, the planet’s ecosystem has been readjusting. There is, noted The Washington Post, less pollution now — the air has cleared over Los Angeles and Wuhan  China — while down below wild animals are finding they are more free to walk wherever they want. “Goats have been meandering wherever they please in the Welsh town…

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Getty Images Announces $40,000 in Grants to Cover COVID-19

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Christopher Malcolm] Photojournalism is perhaps the most emotionally rewarding type of photography. But the financial reward can sometimes be more elusive. Great wars, great depressions, and even greater celebrations are stories worth telling and relating to the world. This is the domain of the photojournalist, tirelessly spending hours on end in the streets, traveling from country to country, and putting themselves in harm’s way to make sure that the rest of us can be…

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Peter Beard, Wildlife Photographer on the Wild Side, Dies at 82

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Margalit Fox] Peter Beard, a New York photographer, artist and naturalist to whom the word “wild” was roundly applied, both for his death-defying photographs of African wildlife and for his own much-publicized days — decades, really — as an amorous, bibulous, pharmaceutically inclined man about town, was found dead in the woods on Sunday, almost three weeks after he disappeared from his home in Montauk on the East…

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An Easy, Free Tool to Sell Vouchers for Future Work

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Wouter du Toit] We’re all at home now, strategizing what we’re going to do once it all ends. Here is a platform where you can sell vouchers and have the money reflecting in your account. And it’s free. The site is a place where you can sell vouchers to clients in order to get paid during the quiet months, and do the work in the future. The creator, Rob Hope, a surfer and…

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Letter to Instagram From ASMP and Seven Other Visual Creators Groups

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This afternoon ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey sent a letter to the CEO of Instagram Adam Mosseri and the CEO of Facebook (Instagram’s parent company) Mark Zuckerberg on behalf of all ASMP Members expressing our concerns about the recent court case Sinclair v. Ziff-Davis. You may read the letter here. This letter was supported and signed by seven other visual associations: American Photographic Artists, American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Digital Media Licensing Association, Graphic…

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