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Lynn Goldsmith’s Perspective on the Lawsuit Filed by the Warhol Estate

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ASMP member Lynn Goldsmith hasn’t been served with papers yet, but Andy Warhol’s Estate has filed a lawsuit against her and the photographic industry is watching. “The issue at stake in this matter concerns whether a copyright owner’s rights can be trampled on in the name of fine art. I believe Warhol overstepped the boundaries in this situation. I was surprised that this lawsuit was started since we believed we were near a settlement of the…

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Connecting All of the Moving Parts on Assignment

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[by Zack Smith] Before I even start to post images, I have to preface that most festival photography I do is a two way street of collaboration, happenstance, timing, and planning. The more I photograph a festival, the more I get in touch with how the many moving parts operate as individual creative cogs in the system, and how they work as a whole. French Quarter Fest is one of my favorite events to photograph…

Brian Fitzgerald

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Brian Fitzgerald spent his career as an award-winning photojournalist at various newspapers, including as photo editor and assistant managing editor for Seattle Times Company papers in Washington State and Maine. In 2007 he started Fitzgerald Photo, where he provides editorial, corporate and commercial services to clients nationwide. Brian can be found at You can check out his Inspire Maine project here: We Asked: You started your career as a photojournalist. What led you…

Networking like a Pro: Making the Most of Every Encounter

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ASMP member Yasmin Alishav recently relocated to Portland, OR. She is a food photographer, food stylist and trained chef. She started  ASMP as a member of LA and reconnected with ASMP in Portland because she recognizes that a high level of community involvement is good for her business and because volunteer work is deeply important to her. She is a self-described voracious networker and believes every encounter is valid. Yasmin’s Background Yasmin attended Le Cordon…

Book Publishing Like A Pro: Jennie Jones Does Cleveland

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Jennie Jones has been an ASMP member since the late 1980’s. She started her career as an art historian, later taught high school and then finally began her career as a photographer when she was fifty. She developed a reputation photographing the city of Cleveland, Ohio following some advice she received from a local bookstore owner. Her story is one of taking calculated risks, employing strategic marketing tactics, and working hard to achieve success. The…