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A Thanksgiving Community

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Beginning the holiday season with a day dedicated to gratitude and family has always felt appropriate. But for many of us, this Thanksgiving is bittersweet. Between the pandemic and our rancorous politics, hope and gratitude can sometimes be difficult to find. In this challenging year, we think it is especially important to recognize the people who’ve helped us. ASMP’s beloved executive director, Tom Kennedy, who gave this organization a vision and helped image-makers look beyond…

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Why This Pandemic Winter is the Perfect Time to Try Out ‘Slow Work’

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Cross-posted from fastcompany.com [by Diana Shi] As the pandemic drags on, many of us are under more pressure than ever before at work. Perhaps your company was operating at a loss during the first few months of the pandemic, and now—half a year later—it’s regaining its footing and you’re juggling multiple new projects. Maybe your team laid off workers, and you’re forced to pick up the slack. Or maybe you’re trying to get a new…

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Holiday Hours for ASMP Member Services

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Now that we have officially arrived at the holiday season, we would like to advise you of the upcoming holiday hours for ASMP Member Services. Please know that if you leave a telephone message or submit an email during the closure times noted below, Member Services will respond to your message or email the next business day.  ASMP Member Services can be contacted by phone at 877.771.2767 or by email to asmp@pvassociations.com. November Wednesday 11/25…

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Leonard Freed: Black in White America, 1963-1965

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography. “A fresh and expanded edition, Black in White America, 1963-1965 is the definitive collection of Leonard Freed’s seminal and timely Civil Rights photo essay first published in 1968. It is published in full collaboration with the Freed Estate and a foreword from fellow Magnum photographer, Eli Reed.” “The photographs in this newly designed edition have been reproduced from the original negatives and using vintage prints created by Freed’s master…

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Designed to Deceive: Do These People Look Real to You?

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Cross-posted from The New York Times [By Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White] There are now businesses that sell fake people. On the website Generated.Photos, you can buy a “unique, worry-free” fake person for $2.99, or 1,000 people for $1,000. If you just need a couple of fake people — for characters in a video game, or to make your company website appear more diverse — you can get their photos for free on ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Adjust their likeness as needed; make…

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3 Ways Non-Retail Small Businesses Can Celebrate Small Business Saturday

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Cross-posted from score.com [by Deborah Sweeney] Ideas For Small Business Saturday Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, 2020, the Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Created by American Express, this holiday celebrates small businesses and getting consumers to participate in the #ShopSmall movement in their local communities and neighborhoods. Small Business Saturday will be entering its 11th anniversary in 2020. In a year unlike any other, support for small businesses is just as critical now…

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