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ASMP Awards Honorary Membership to Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee James Edward Westcott

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ASMP is pleased to announce the awarding of an honorary membership to James Edward "Ed" Westcott, the official United States Army photographer for the United States Manhattan Project during World War II, who has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Image: US Army photo of Westcott with one of his Speed Graphics, with a special lens hood that he made for doing photos from a helicopter. It would keep the wind from buffeting…

Celebrity Photographer Mark Seliger on the Stories behind 8 of His Iconic Portraits

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Image © Mark Seliger Editor's Note: Mark Seliger is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Artsy In 1987, on one of his first assignments for Rolling Stone, photographer Mark Seliger arrived at the Queens home of LL Cool J to find a startled grandmother waving a broom, while the rapper himself was still asleep inside. This is but one of the countless anecdotes Seliger would amass over the next three decades, during which time editorial…

The Assassination of R.F.K. Frame by Frame

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Image © Harry Benson Cross-posted from PDN Photo of the Day Editor's Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. This is the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy photographed from start to finish by Harry Benson: from the happiness in the Ambassador Hotel Ballroom to the fate that awaited R.F.K. “As Bobby lay there, a rosary placed in his hand, chaos ensued, and five others were shot around me,” says Benson. Commemorating the 50th anniversary…
Photo of Jay Maisel in front of his former home on 190 Bowery

New York Legend Jay Maisel Dishes on 190 Bowery and His New Photo Archive

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Editor's Note: Jay Maisel is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from Jay Maisel is best known for the incredibly expressive stories he tells through his beautiful photography. But in recent years, he’s become perhaps just as well known for his New York City real estate story where he made the deal of the century when he sold his home, the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. What he’s not at all known for, though,…