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Postcards From Mecca

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [by Andy Romanoff]   For twenty years starting in 1916, two cousins, Susie Keef Smith an Lula Mae Graves, traveled through the West, documenting with their cameras and selling prints and postcards.  “Traveling often by Model T, but sometimes on horseback or on foot, and accompanied only by the cameras they carried and the guns that kept them safe, they made friends with the last of the burro driving…

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The Staff of The Angelica Tea Room in Buffalo NY

Optimizing Your Find A Photographer Experience

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With ASMP now regularly promoting its Find A Photographer service both online and in print publications like Communication Arts — there is no better time than now for you to update your Find A Photographer portfolio. For many members, Find A Photographer is one of the key benefits of ASMP membership, and many of our pro members say that their inclusion in the platform pays for their membership dues several times over every year. Below…

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Grace Chon’s Work in the Harvard Business Review

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [by Heidi Volpe]  Grace Chon is a photographer who specializes in animals – dogs particularly – and understands social media very well, as evidenced by her fabulous success on several projects, one of whom led to an assignment for the Harvard Business Review. The Daily Edit – Harvard Business Review: Grace Chon  

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Questions with a Pro: Dylan Buyskes

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Dylan Buyskes. Dylan is a Buffalo, New York-based photographer and founder of Onion Studio. Dylan and his team highly emphasize collaboration and communication, in order to adequately reflect the client’s vision through their own creative vision. His partner in both life and business is his wife, Robyn Buyskes. Here, Dylan details what it is like to be married to his business partner, what he learned growing up as the…

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ASMP Strongly Opposes Hudson Yards’ Terms and Conditions Related to the “Vessel”

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Update: Subsequent to the posting of this article on March 19, 2019, Hudson Yards updated their Terms and Conditions linked below to remove some of the most egregious clauses. It is unfortunate that this is a widespread problem and that it takes concerted public pressure from ASMP, NPPA, and others for changes to be made. We will continue to evaluate these updated terms and craft a response to this and other situations as necessary. Cross-post…

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PSA: The Hudson Yards ‘Vessel’ Has The Right To Use All The Photos & Videos You Take Of It Forever

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Editor’s Note: Read ASMP counsel Thomas Maddrey’s statement of ASMP opposition to Hudson Yards’ terms and conditions related to the “Vessel”. Cross-posted from Gothamist.  [by Ben Yakas]   “The massive ‘Vessel’ is the honeycomb-like crown jewel of Hudson Yards, which officially opened on Friday. It’s been compared to a giant Shawarma, a comically-oversized pine cone, a rejected M.C. Escher fever dream, and a “$200 million staircase that doesn’t actually take you anywhere.” Whether you think…

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