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ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Series

Welcome to the American Society of Media Photographers podcast series “ASMP Experts and Masters.” The program brings candid conversations about the craft, business and culture of photography between legendary photographers, creatives, and thought leaders under the guidance of our rotating hosts:  Tom Kennedy , ASMP’s former Executive Director / former multimedia editor of The Washington Post / former Director of Photography at National Geographic,  Luke Copping former Chair of ASMP’s National Board of Directors,  Gabriella Marks, current ASMP National Board Treasurer, and Amy Tierney, current ASMP National Board Director.

All episodes are on ASMP’s iTunes Page.  The first several podcast episodes were additionally live streamed on Facebook from the Facebook page of Photo Brigade (with just under 38,000+ followers) and available afterward on Adorama’s YouTube page (724,000+ followers).

Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 25: Lou Jones

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  Episode 25: Lou Jones Tom’s guest today, Lou Jones, is a long-time Boston freelance photographer. Lou received his degree in physics and you could say he was well on his way to becoming a rocket scientist, until he found his way to the art of photography. Since then, he has spent his career blending the commercial and editorial sectors. Through personal and long-term projects, Lou is working to effect change in how the world…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 24: Pete Souza

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Episode #24: Pete Souza ASMP member photographer, and past Chief White House photographer to President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, speaks with ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy.   Pete went to K-State where he started his photography journey with the school’s newspaper. After quite a journey, he found himself as the White House photographer for both President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama. In this episode, Tom and Pete talk about Pete’s time at the school…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Bonus Episode: CASE Act

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  Bonus Episode: CASE Act Update: Majority Victory in the House! This is a very busy and exciting time in Washington for the ASMP. Here to tell us all about what’s going on is Gabriela Marks, ASMP National Board member. Today’s episode is a short update on the latest news from Capitol Hill. A vote was passed recently in the House to strengthen the copyright system, now onto the Senate. Stay tuned to hear just…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 23: Grayson Dantzic

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Episode 23: Grayson Dantzic The calling cards of all good archives are preservation and access.  In this episode Tom Kennedy, ASMP’s Executive Director, talks with Grayson Dantzic. Grayson is an archivist, ASMP Board Member of the New York chapter, and a photographer.  As an archivist, he has been working with Tom to organize and assess the value of ASMP’s archives as a representation of the history of photography over the past 75 years. Grayson’s goal…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 22: Cynthia Carris Alonso

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  Episode #22: Cynthia Carris Alonso In this episode Tom Kennedy, ASMP’s Executive Director, speaks candidly with Cynthia Carris Alonso — a former Newsweek photo editor and photographer who has worked extensively in Cuba for more than two decades. Cynthia Carris Alonso has been a Photographer, Photo Editor and Researcher for internationally renowned magazines, books and web sites such as Time.com, ABCnews.com, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Rhythm Music Magazine, People en Español, Vanity…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 20: Tim Rasmussen

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Episode 20: Tim Rasmussen In this episode ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy speaks with Tim Rasmussen — The former director of photography for ESPN. Tim recently left the position for a new role with Connecticut Public Broadcasting as Chief Content Officer.  This interview was recorded prior to that role change.  He joined ESPN in 2015 after nearly 10 years as Assistant Managing Editor for Photography at The Denver Post, where the paper became known for…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode 19: Santiago Lyon

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Episode 19: Santiago Lyon In this episode ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy speaks with Santiago Lyon – The Director of Editorial Content for Adobe as well as the former Director of Photography for the Associated Press. They touch on topics ranging from Lyon’s current work leading a newsroom worth stock department within adobe to his work overseeing years of Pulitzer Prize winning work at AP. Lyon began his career with AP as a photographer, moved…

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