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ASMP TALK with Agency Access: Instagram – A Marketing Tool Built to Visually Bring Businesses to Life

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Monday, October 7th @12:00pmET Join us for a discussion about marketing with Instagram with two of our favorite consultants, Karen D’Silva and Jennifer Kilberg, of Agency Access. With over an eighth of the world’s population using Instagram today, the question becomes, are you using Instagram to market your photography business? Instagram is quickly becoming a favorite place for companies to strengthen relationships with potential clients. Instagram allows you to create a great visual story for…

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Photographers Who Bear Witness to War Pay a Steep Price

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  Cross-posted from The Daily Beast.  [By Arvind Dilawar]   “In “Shooting War,” neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein examines the impact of war, natural disasters, and other crises on the photographers who document them.” “Not a photographer himself, Feinstein is a neuropsychiatrist. He first became interested in war journalism in 1999, when counseling a reporter who had developed significant psychological issues in the course of her work. Looking for previous studies on the intersection of journalism and…

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Martin Parr In Conversation

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Cross-posted from It’s Nice That.  [By Ayla Angelos]  “Martin Parr is an amiable man. Perhaps his composed – and somewhat abrupt – demeanour comes from the fact that he’s taken part in around 50 interviews over the past three weeks, or that he’s had over 50 years’ experience within his field. Yet one thing’s for sure, is that ever since he first picked up a camera at the age of 13, he has continued to…

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ASMP TALK: Publishing Your Book – Working With a Publisher or Self-publishing with Thomas Werner

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Wednesday, October 16 @ 12:00pmET Join us for a discussion with photographer/author/editor Thomas Werner about publishing your book – working with a publisher or self-publishing. During this webinar you will receive an overview of the challenges and rewards of working with a publisher and self-publishing. Learn from Thomas Werner, author of the book, The Fashion Image, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, and Editor at Large for IRKmagazine, a Paris based fashion and culture magazine and web site….

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A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Kristen Roupenian]  “Midlife, according to conventional wisdom, is a time when women become invisible. Like most conventional wisdom having to do with women’s lives, this bit serves more as a warning and a threat—a kind of campfire story (“She turned forty and no man ever looked at her again”)—than an accurate depiction of reality. But what is true is that signs of aging in women are treated…

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Questions with an Educator: Kim Komenich

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Kim Komenich. Kim is an Associate Professor and head of the photojournalism sequence at San Francisco State University. He has had, and continues to have a very successful career in photojournalism; even winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1987. He now shares his extensive career experience with his students and works to help them navigate the rapidly changing photojournalism industry. Here he details his prize winning project, his path…

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