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The Trench Coat: Through Magnum Images

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By Rosalind Jana]  Editor’s Note: Featured in this article is current ASMP Life Member Elliot Erwitt and former ASMP Member, the legendary Robert Capa. “A trench coat is a garment best worn on a gloomy day. Ideally with the collar turned up, or a gust of wind lifting the hem. If it’s raining, all the better. In Robert Capa’s photo of Lauren Bacall, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the actress,…

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VIDEO: Documentary ‘One Shot’ Details How Olympics Photographers Capture Iconic Moments

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Jaron Schneider]  “‘One Shot: Photographing the Olympic Games’ is narrated by Olympic Champion Jonathan Edwards and features multiple award-winning photographers including Lucy Nicholson, Dave Burnett, Bob Martin, Tim de Waele, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. It also shows 146 images from the Olympic games dating back over 50 years. It was shot during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that took place in 2016. The documentary aimed to look at Olympians caught…

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Elliott Erwitt: ‘Photography Is Pretty Simple. You Just React to What You See’

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Cross-posted from The Guardian. [By Nadja Sayej] Editor’s Note: Elliot Erwitt is an ASMP Life Member.  “Many photographers look up to Erwitt, eager for advice. The best piece he ever got is simple: ‘Keep busy,’ he says. He says remaining an amateur photographer is key to keeping his curiosity alert. It’s also just plain and simple work. ‘The fact that photography is international working, and people have to work,’ says Erwitt. ‘Most people have repetitive…

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How the Photo on Barack Obama’s New Memoir Almost Didn’t Happen

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Cross-posted from People Magazine [by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall] Editor’s Note: Dan Winters is an ASMP Professional Member. It took the famously contemplative and cerebral Barack Obama almost four years (and 768 pages) to produce just volume one of his post-presidential memoir, the upcoming A Promised Land. But when it came to producing the photograph for the back of the book jacket — revealed exclusively here — Obama’s well-known impatience in front of a camera made…

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Douglas Kirkland Interview: Close Up by Patricia Lanza

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. [By Patricia Lanza]  “He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, followed by Life Magazine during the 60’s/70’s shooting photojournalism. It was the Look magazine assignment photographing Marilyn Monroe ( just a year before her death), that is the most well– known. He has captured the famous inclusive of Hollywood’s elite; Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Nicholson, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, and Audrey Hepburn to name a few. Through…

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Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen

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Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and connected photographers in rock and roll. For almost 50 years, he has documented the music scene in pictures that have captured the world’s attention. Right Place, Right Time is Gruen’s first written account of his winding, adventure-filled journey. He takes us on visits to John and Yoko’s apartment, on a cross-country road trip with the Ike and Tina Turner band, to Glasgow with Debbie Harry, backstage with KISS,…

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