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House Judiciary Committee Passes the CASE Act Today!

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Great news, CASE Act Supporters! The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) passed the CASE Act (H.R. 2426) out of committee by voice vote today. Watch the video of the House Judiciary Committee markup meeting. Fast forward video to 3:44:43 on the clip to begin the video frame related to the CASE Act. For more information about current CASE Act advocacy campaigns, along with articles and announcement, go to CASE Act Central.

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Photographer Outs Shutterfly for Trying to Obtain Free Photos, Begins #NoBudgetNoPhotos Movement Backed by Industry Peers

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jack Alexander] Photographers are using social media to unite and prevent their peers from allowing global companies to use their images for free, via the hashtag #NoBudgetNoPhotos. The movement was started after one photographer revealed an international billion-dollar company refused to pay for the usage of her images. Writing for PetaPixel, Nafa Ribeiro, owner of Judah Avenue Photography, said: “As much as I appreciate whenever someone compliments or expresses admiration for my photography,…

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Robert Frank Dies; Pivotal Documentary Photographer Was 94

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Editor’s Note: Robert Frank was a former ASMP Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Philip Gefter] Robert Frank, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, whose visually raw and personally expressive style was pivotal in changing the course of documentary photography, died on Monday in Inverness, on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. He was 94. His death, at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, was confirmed by Peter MacGill, whose Pace-MacGill Gallery…

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The Amazing Treasure Trove of Bill Cunningham

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Alex Ward]  “He had an unerring eye for catching every fashion wave well before anyone else, and doing so not just on runways (though he loved designer fashion shows), but out there on the pavement of good old gritty Gotham. Say what you will about this unfair city, the parade here never stops, and no one understood that better than a Bostonian named William J. Cunningham. Starting in…

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Avoid Tax Season Surprises! Check Out the IRS’s Freelancer-Friendly Estimated Tax Tool

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Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Jonathan Medows] It’s no secret that the freelance economy is growing, which means more self-employed people who must pay taxes. This fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which, of course, has a special interest in ensuring that self-employed individuals pay all the taxes they are obligated to in a timely fashion. Just in advance of the next estimated tax deadline, which is September 16, the…

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A to Z of Photography: Weegee and Wet Plate Collodion

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Editor’s Note: The late Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from FStoppers [by Mike Smith] The cult of celebrity is alive and kicking, now seemingly the domain of the “influencer”. However history is littered with photographers who attained celebrity status — step back 80 years and Weegee made the unusual step from press photographer to, well, influencer! This was long after the second of our two articles, which looks at the wet collodion…

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