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Alan Karchmer: Meet the Photographer Who’s Bringing Architecture to the Masses

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Editor’s Note: Alan Karchmer is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Fast Company [by Evan Nicole Brown] After a temporary, three-month closure for renovations, Washington, D.C.’s National Building Museum is set to reopen to the public on March 13. The main renovations are focused on the building’s Great Hall, which is known for its 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns and gilded archways. In addition, the 19th-century concrete floor will be shored up with a modern foundation, and…

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Andrea B. Swenson Captures the World of Communal Bakers in Morocco

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New York-based ASMP member, Andrea B. Swenson, traveled to Morocco for Whetstone to capture the world of communal bakers in Moroccan neighborhoods. Her images and her featured article ” The Communal Ovens of Morocco” appear in Whetstone Magazine Volume 5 published on December 15, 2019. “About the time I became aware of Whetstone – an indie food magazine – I knew I was going to Morocco later in that year.  I contacted Whetstone and they…

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Screenshot of interview with David Hume Kennerly posted on Musee

Interview with David Hume Kennerly

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Cross-posted from Musée.  [By Kala Herh]  David Hume Kennerly, longtime ASMP member, Pulitzer Prize winner for his work in Vietnam, personal photographer to a president, has seen and done it all.  “The way I was brought up in the business, especially during my time as a UPI wire service photographer, was not to take hundreds and hundreds of pictures hoping to get a good one, but rather just wait until the moment happens.  How many…

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Photo of Kobe Bryant by Walter Iooss, Jr.

A Photographic Tribute To The Life & Times Of Kobe Bryant

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Editor’s Note: Notable sports photographer Walter Iooss, Jr. is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from Boss Hunting [by Garry Lu] In the wake of Kobe Bryant’s untimely passing which occurred just yesterday, tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the world – and not just from fellow athletes. The legendary basketball player left quite an impact, from his NBA career stats, redefining what it means to be a pro athlete, to the almost-ritualistic…

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Caryn B. Davis Packs Her Bags for a 200th Anniversary Antarctic Adventure

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Cross-posted from bhphotovideo.com [by Jill Waterman] The prospect of an Antarctic journey is sure to conjure an inescapable sense of adventure in even the most seasoned traveler. Award-winning photographer and journalist Caryn B. Davis knows this feeling well, because her travel bug runs deep. A former producer, writer, and cameraperson for television documentaries, Davis shifted cameras and careers, in 2000, to specialize in architectural and travel photography. “My dream has always been to travel the…

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Backstage Pass: Harry Benson’s New York Fashion Thrills

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Editor’s Note: Harry Benson is an ASMP Life Member. Cross-posted from The Guardian Ralph Lauren looking through a peephole, Donna Karen doing some last-minute fiddling, Vivienne Westwood fixing a hat … the Scottish-born photographer caught the golden age of American fashion. Benson, who celebrated his 90th birthday last month, is best known for photographing the Beatles and for having been a witness to many of the major political and social events in modern history. This…

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