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Most Famous Tweet EVER Supported with Photo by ASMP Member Pete Souza

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On August 12th, former President Barack Obama published a tweet that has become the most “liked” tweet in Twitter history. The tweet quotes Nelson Mandela. Former White House Photographer and ASMP Member, Pete Souza, is the creator of the image featured in the tweet that powerfully supports the message. Media outlets including US News and World Report, Vanity Fair, FStoppers, Washington Post, Market Watch and several others have reported on the tweet as being a great example of…

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Space Travel Up Close And Behind The Scenes

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  Image © Dan Winters Photographer and ASMP member Dan Winters was given close-range access to photograph the last three launches of the space shuttle program. Learn about the shoot and see the photos at For more than thirty years, the space shuttle program carried some of America’s bravest adventurers into the great unknown of space. 135 missions allowed more than 350 people to temporarily escape Earth’s gravity. Photographer Dan Winters was there for the…

Kim Newton’s Recent Audience with newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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ASMP celebrates the incredible world of photojournalism with the recent honoring of ASMP Member Kim Newton, and his 1987 photo captured during the student democracy uprising in South Korea, by the newly-elected South Korean President, Moon Jae-in.  Read Kim’s own words below about the genesis of his recent audience with President Moon Jae-in. [by Kim Newton] I was invited by the documentary division of the Munhwa Broadcasting  Corporation in Seoul, South Korea to be a presenter in a documentary on the…

An Interview with Photographer Joe McNally

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. Phil Mistry interviews well-known photographer and ASMP member Joe McNally. Joe McNally is a photographer and a storyteller. The word photography comes from Greek and means to write with light. That, in a nutshell, is what McNally does: he writes with light, whether it be daylight or Speedlight. And for a student who started out as a writing major and ended up being a photographer, that is just the perfect result. McNally…

The stories of Douglas Kirkland, An Irving Penn assistant

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Irving Penn in his studio, 1958, New York © Douglas Kirkland Editor’s note: ASMP Life Member, Douglas Kirkland, details his experience working  as assistant with Irving Penn in interview with Lanza below. Cross-posted from [by Patricia Lanza] On the occasion of the Irving Penn Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, today we present an interview with Douglas Kirkland, a prominent photographer in his own right, who talks here about his experience as an assistant…