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All Available Light: The Life and Legacy of Photographer Ted Polumbaum

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The life, work, and enduring legacy of a social activist-photojournalist as reconstructed by a daughter.   ASMP Editor’s Note: Ted Polumbaum joined ASMP on October 1, 1958.  Over his highly successful four-decade career as a freelance photojournalist, Ted Polumbaum did about 400 assignments for the legendary LIFE magazine, on subjects ranging from politics, religion, science and medicine to natural disasters, sports, and the arts. He also worked regularly for Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Look, The…

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May is National Photography Month

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Up your skillsets during National Photography Month. In May, take the opportunity to up your photography skills by doing something outside the box of your current routine. Attend an ASMP webinar about commercial photography or book publishing. Register for a portfolio review or a  workshop on Adobe Lightroom. View all upcoming ASMP events. If your schedule does not permit your attendance at a live webinar, log in and view past webinar videos on a wide…

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ASMP Celebrates Work of Visual Creators on Earth Day 2021

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Images can inspire, inform, educate, and raise awareness about a host of topics in our communities and around the globe, and the collective work of ASMP members does just that for clients and their customers, friends and family every day. As the world celebrates Earth Day, ASMP would like to recognize the talented creators amongst us who capture Planet Earth in all of its glory from the North Pole to the South Pole. We have...
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Member Spotlight: Sonia Katchian, Blazing Trails

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ASMP Celebrating Women’s History Month. Interviewed by Rana Faure, ASMP National Board of Directors Since the dawn of photography, women have blazed their own distinct, though largely unheralded, paths. Sonia Katchian, a 49-year member of ASMP, is one of these women. A resident of NYC, Tokyo, and now Chapel Hill, Sonia recently recounted her journey in photojournalism. From her stories, it seems clear that, despite the challenges, she identified the opportunities that interested her and…

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Anne Geddes Was the Original Baby-Picture Influence

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Sarah Lyall]  Editor’s Note: Anne Geddes is an ASMP Professional Member. “Her photography books of little ones in pea pods and flower beds sold millions. Then came Instagram.” “The idea was straightforward: solicit baby photographs from parents around the world, in a sort of open casting call, so that Ms. Geddes could post them in her own Instagram stories. ‘I guarantee I will look at all of them, and…

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Read or Listen: CASE ACT: Will Posting Memes Or Pro Wedding Pics Land You In Copyright Small Claims Court?

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Cross-posted from NPR. [By Neda Ulaby]  Editor’s Note: Jeff Sedlik is an ASMP Professional Member. “When Jeff Sedlik opens up Amazon, he sees his work for sale all over the place. A successful commercial photographer, his photos are easily spotted on T-shirts, hats, bibs, mugs, calendars, cellphone cases and so forth. Few of those sellers use his work with permission. Instead of legally licensing Sedlik’s pictures — which include a haunting 1989 portrait of jazz legend…

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