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Member Spotlight

Her Majesty: A Photographic History 1926–Today 

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Cross-posted from GQ There is, of course, no easy way to sum up a near-70-year reign in a single image. When the Queen came to the throne in 1952, she was the head of state for perhaps half a billion people in the world; now, it’s hardly clear that the United Kingdom will outlive her. But her total dedication to public service has remained constant, and with it, her popularity. She’s the most recognisable British…

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Fstoppers Interviews Legendary White House Photographer Pete Souza

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Alex Cooke] Editor’s Note: Pete Souza is an ASMP Member. Pete Souza needs little introduction. As the Chief Official White House Photographer for two presidents, Souza had the crucial duty of documenting innumerably many historical moments, a job he did with an empathetic touch that has made his work the model for many aspiring photographers. I recently had the chance to speak with Souza about his work, his approach, and his new…

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Now on Amazon Prime – Bob Gomel: Eyewitness

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Cross-posted from and Amazon Prime. The headline in a recent Albuquerque Journal article read: “Bob Gomel’s Photographs Compel Even after 40 Years.” The renowned LIFE photographer has documented many of the great moments and personalities of contemporary history. Articles and books have chronicled Bob’s adventures, including Art Buckwald’s “Leaving Home”, Yoko Ono’s “Memories of John Lennon”, “Arnold Palmer: A Personal Journey,” “Malcolm X”, by Thulani Davis, Dick Stolley’s “Our Century in Pictures”. His work…

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ASMP Member John Rae Wins Silver in France’s Px3 2020 Photo Contest

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Cross-posted from PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris The public hospitals were the center of the pandemic in the United States. This series of photographs from 9 days and all 11 hospitals documents the heroes of healthcare and their bravery, resourcefulness, professionalism, doggedness, and heart. John Rae is a professional documentary and commercial photographer based in NYC. His clients include Fortune 500 companies and leading International Nongovernmental Organizations. For 20 years John has photographed extensively…

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Quiet Reflections on the Enchanting Italian Village of Panicale

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Cross-posted from The New York Times Photographs and Text by ASMP Member Barry L. Schwartz In 2017, a few months after we got married, my wife, Maggie, and I took a six-week trip — part honeymoon, part yearslong delayed vacation. Leaving California, our first stop was in Brooklyn to see Maggie’s oldest friend, who we all knew was not going to survive a cancer that had returned after many years. It was a good visit. Next,…

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David Hume Kennerly, David Burnett, Other Vietnam War Photographers on How to Cover COVID Better

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Cross-posted from The Columbia Journalism Review. [By Amanda Darach] “‘War is 95 percent boredom and 5 percent sheer terror, from a journalist’s point of view,’ says David Hume Kennerly, who won a 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his feature photography of the Vietnam War. CJR sat down with Kennerly and three other esteemed photojournalists from that conflict, Art Greenspon, Robert Hodierne, and David Burnett, to ask what lessons we can take from Vietnam to cover today’s…

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