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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Names James Edmund Datri as Its New Chief Executive Officer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel maddrey@asmp.org Marianne Lee, ASMP Board Chair marianne@asmp-board.org Washington, D.C., July 10, 2020 — The Board of Directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has named James Edmund Datri as its new chief executive officer. He will begin his tenure on July 13th and will be based out of San Francisco. Datri is succeeding Tom Kennedy, who announced in January that he would be stepping…

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PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Announces Formation of Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Systemic and institutionalized racism exist in America and must be ended by conscious, collective action demanding change. Though ASMP has a history of commitment to supporting voices for racial justice in the United States, as exemplified by the 1960’s-era Equal Rights Committee, a fair critique makes plain our need to do much more today to address the underlying causes and effects of systemic racism.   –  ASMP, June 9, 2020   Today, as…

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This Production Company Shows You How to Shoot from Home Professionally

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Cross-posted from No Film School.  [By Oakley Anderson-Moore] “Some filmmakers are managing to shoot commercial work, and make money, during the pandemic. Here’s how.” “Cowboy Bear Ninja, which is comprised of directors, producers, cinematographers, and production designers, wanted to figure out best practices for new workflows. When they couldn’t find that information in any one central location, they decided to make it themselves. ‘Since we were sharing tools and workflows with distributed teams anyways, we knew…

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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Penelope Green] “For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.” “A slight woman who her gallerist, Jay Deutsch, said in her youth resembled the singer Emmylou Harris, Ms. Morton scrambled through open manholes, shinnied under fences and made her way to the edges of the city — and society — to her…

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The Story of the Elian Gonzalez Photo

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Cross-posted from ProPhotoDaily [by David Schonauer] Who is Elian Gonzalez?  And why was it news when, on Father’s Day, he announced that he was set to become a father? “Soon I will begin to understand what it means to be a father,” Elian Gonzalez wrote on his Facebook page, notes CNN. “But what I know up until now is my father and I hope to do it as half as well as he did with me.”…

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