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Bringing the Beauty Out

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Cross-posted from Vulture – New York Magazine.  [By Shirley Ngozi Nwangwa]  “For the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, the moment was always now.” “Black is in now,” the photographer Beuford Smith tells me, referring to the current vogue among white-led cultural institutions and capitalist pursuits for tapping into the wellspring of our Black matter and belatedly recognizing and compensating Black artists for their labor. Smith is president emeritus of the Kamoinge Workshop, a fine-arts collective…

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The Trench Coat: Through Magnum Images

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Cross-posted from Magnum. [By Rosalind Jana]  Editor’s Note: Featured in this article is current ASMP Life Member Elliot Erwitt and former ASMP Member, the legendary Robert Capa. “A trench coat is a garment best worn on a gloomy day. Ideally with the collar turned up, or a gust of wind lifting the hem. If it’s raining, all the better. In Robert Capa’s photo of Lauren Bacall, at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the actress,…

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ASMP Foundation Announces the Fujifilm 2020 Holiday Camera Auction to Support ASMP Donor’s Circle Grant Program

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The ASMP Foundation announces the Fujifilm 2020 Holiday Camera Auction to support its ”ASMP Donors’ Circle Emergency Cash Grant Program” ASMP is thrilled to partner with Fujifilm to announce our first Holiday Camera Auction to support the ASMP Foundation’s Donors’ Circle program. Thanks to generosity of the great people at Fujifilm, The Foundation is offering three state of the art Fuji cameras (see detail below): Fuji X-Pro3 Mirrorless Body, black Fuji X-T4 Mirrorless Body with...
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VIDEO: Documentary ‘One Shot’ Details How Olympics Photographers Capture Iconic Moments

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By Jaron Schneider]  “‘One Shot: Photographing the Olympic Games’ is narrated by Olympic Champion Jonathan Edwards and features multiple award-winning photographers including Lucy Nicholson, Dave Burnett, Bob Martin, Tim de Waele, and Tsuyoshi Matsumoto. It also shows 146 images from the Olympic games dating back over 50 years. It was shot during the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that took place in 2016. The documentary aimed to look at Olympians caught…

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Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

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Cross-posted from The Washington Post Insight.  [By Kenneth Dickerman and Win McNamee]  “My memories of him are that he was very focused on his job, always positioning himself to make sure he got the best photo from whatever event we were recording. It sounds simple, but it is far from that. After all, photographers covering Washington are acting as the eyes of history. That adds a hefty dose of pressure to what already requires great…

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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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