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ASMP Encourages Member Participation in Coalition of Visual Artists’ Copyright Survey

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The U.S. Copyright Office has released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing fee increases for copyright registration and other services. The proposed fee increases are based on a Study Report released by the U.S. Copyright office. Fee increases for services will be implemented as the U.S. Copyright Office moves forward with their plans for IT modernization. Visual creators’ professional organizations and advocates are concerned about how these fee increases will affect visual creators, licensing agents,…

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What Do Photographers Owe Their Subjects? Four Photographers Weigh In

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Editor’s Note: Photographers who do portraiture, whether fine art or documentary, owe something to their subjects for their time and participation – including, sometimes, a copy of the photograph. Every photographer has their own way to give something back, but certainly the most important thing is to give back respect. Alina Cohen has written an article on the Artsy site where she listens to how four photographers from a wide range of specialties think about…

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Apply to Become a TED Fellow

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Every year, the TED Fellows program selects a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers by open application. We look for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with bold, original work. All applicants must be 18 years or older. Image: TED Fellows Program   How to apply The TED2019 Fellowship application is now open.  Deadline for submission of applications is August 26, 2018. Apply now Application cycle dates We only accept applications for…

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Screenshot of David Hobby interview posted on PhotoShelter Blog

Triggered: David Hobby Reflects on 12 Years with Strobist

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Editor’s Note: David Hobby is best known as the creator and owner of The Strobist, a site about lighting techniques he founded twelve years ago, after leaving his 25-year career as a staff journalist. Hobby also runs workshops both in-person and online, and those online tutorials have been seen by, literally, millions of people, from pros to amateurs. Interviewed by one of the founders of PhotoShelter, Allen Murabayashi, Hobby is an articulate observer about what…

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Lou Jones’ Visual Portraits of Modern Africa in his New Book, panAFRICAproject: Volume I

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Lou Jones’ eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations, international companies and local small businesses including Federal Express, Nike, and the Barr Foundation. He has completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match. Initiated long-term projects on…

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ASMP Awards Honorary Membership to Presidential Medal of Freedom Nominee James Edward Westcott

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ASMP is pleased to announce the awarding of an honorary membership to James Edward “Ed” Westcott, the official United States Army photographer for the United States Manhattan Project during World War II, who has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ASMP was advised of Ed’s nomination for the Presidential Medal of Freedom by his son, Jim Westcott, ASMP Life Member and former Tennessee Chapter Board of Director. Learning of Ed’s nomination, ASMP Executive…

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