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ASMP Update Week Ending 01.31.2020

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ASMP Weekly Update Table of Contents ASMP Announces Changes at National Contests: Best of ASMP 2019 First Place Winner: John Muggenborg Advocacy: Tell Your Senators to Co-sponsor the CASE Act! Member Spotlight: A Photographic Tribute To The Life & Times Of Kobe Bryant ASMP Bookshelf: That Photo Makes Me Hungry by Andrew Scrivani Conferences: Check Out Upcoming Conference Schedule Podcasts: Tune in to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcasts Benefits: Stay Organized with Project Prescription Forums…

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2020 – A Time for ASMP Transition

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ASMP Members, Colleagues, and the Entire Visual Creator Community, I joined ASMP 41 years ago in 1979 when I was early in my career, co-sponsored by two fellow Florida members who were my mentors at that time. Part of my decision to join was based on the way I saw ASMP support fellow photographers and enhance their careers. Fast forward to a point in late 2014, some 35 years later, and I was given the…

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Video: Protecting Artists’ Rights

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Cross-posted from Art World Conference NYC 2019.  Mickalene Thomas is an internationally successful photographer-hyphenate who participated in a recent panel on artists’ rights at the Art World Conference in New York last year.  “When an artist makes work, ownership and financial worth are tied to more than just an object. Attorney Anibal A. Luque led this conversation on the legal rights of artists with panelists Mickalene Thomas and Marie Elena Murguia. Together, they discussed intellectual…

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Weekend Reading 1.30.2020

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. How to Start an Ambitious Personal Project Shutterstock Calls Out Lady Gaga After She Uses Watermarked Stock Image in a Post Complaining About Music Piracy Life Is Returning To The Land Destroyed By Bushfires In Australia (49 Pics) Beautiful Vintage Photographs Of The Peasant Moldovians In…

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Saying Good-Bye To An Old Friend – PDN

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Forty years is a long time in anyone’s book but it’s way too short a life for such a seminal publication as Photo District News. When I was shooting in San Francisco in the late 80’s PDN was my go-to source for seeing what all those cool New York shooters were doing and what the young up and coming photographers, like I fancied myself to be then, were producing. It’s sad to see it go…

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ASMP Announces Change at National

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As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary, ASMP is looking forward to significant growth and change in 2020. One of the biggest changes, and bittersweet moments, is the retirement of our Executive Director Thomas Kennedy. Earlier this year Tom informed the board that he has decided that it is time to step back from full-time employment as Executive Director, with 2020 being his last year in this role. Over the past five years, Tom Kennedy adroitly…

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