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Pete Souza on the Magic of Photography, His New Bedford Exhibit, and His Old Boss, Barack Obama

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Image © Pete Souza Cross-posted from The Boston Globe Pete Souza was a fly on the wall during Barack Obama’s eight years as president. As White House photographer, Souza, a South Dartmouth native, captured American history: from the anxious moments of the raid on bin Laden to personal asides between the president and his family. Even today, Souza — a Boston University alum — and Obama still stay in touch. “We text occasionally, usually about…

How Rhinos Changed the Trajectory of Ami Vitale’s Career

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Editor's Note: To mark the celebration of Earth Day, join us in celebrating Vitale’s work and all member work that celebrates nature and all things environmental. Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog © Ami Vitale For a long time, Ami Vitale’s dream was to be a war correspondent. After graduating with an International Relations degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, she worked as an Editor at the Associated Press and then moved abroad to pursue journalism, eventually becoming a…

Ron Sherman Makes Baseball Hall of Fame With Iconic Hank Aaron Photo

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Hank Aaron after hitting 715 home run breaking Babe Ruth's record © Ron Sherman The iconic April 8, 1974 photo was not attributed to any photographer until late last year with the announcement by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum after Sherman contacted them after learning that a large print of his Hank Aaron photo was hanging in the Museum.   Ron Sherman's Hank Aaron 715 Story As an assignment photographer working in…

The Beatles & Muhammad Ali: The Story Behind the Iconic Photos of Their 1964 Meeting

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Image © Harry Benson Editor's Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Biography.com There’s no denying that The Beatles and Muhammad Ali were all skilled at delivering powerful hits in their own rights. It wasn’t until February 18, 1964, however, that their paths eventually crossed at Miami Beach’s 5th Street Gym. New British rockers George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr — otherwise known as the Fab Four — were…