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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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ASMP Talk: Social Media for Photographers with Andrew Scrivani

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Monday September 23 @ 12:00pmET Join us for a talk with Photographer/Director/Producer Andrew Scrivani, who will discuss the impact and importance that social media has had on the business, art, and perceptions of photography in the marketplace. Andrew will share his experiences in how participation in Social Media can help photographers understand how to navigate this complicated ecosystem.  Bring your questions. Register in advance for this webinar below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

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The Importance of Having a Strong Visual Voice

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[by Jennifer Kilberg] In today’s world, we’re surrounded and stimulated by visuals. Everywhere we look, we see elements of motion, restaurant menu boards, highway billboards, magazines, the Internet, and, of course, social media. So if you’re an artist or photographer seeking to market yourself, it’s important to have a creative vision and direction that highlights your assets and attributes. This allows you to break through the clutter, get noticed, and get hired. Through research with creatives,…

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Designing Like a Reporter

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Cross-posted from Communications Arts. [by Marianne Seregi] National Geographic is famous for its photography, but in the design world, it’s also famous for its design, and the process of producing a coherent layout and content is just as intense as the photography. Marianne Seregi is the design director, coming to the job after working at National Geographic Traveler and the Washington Post. “After shooting an assignment, a photographer will submit thousands of frames to the photo editor….

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The Amazing Treasure Trove of Bill Cunningham

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Cross-posted from The New York Times.  [By Alex Ward]  “He had an unerring eye for catching every fashion wave well before anyone else, and doing so not just on runways (though he loved designer fashion shows), but out there on the pavement of good old gritty Gotham. Say what you will about this unfair city, the parade here never stops, and no one understood that better than a Bostonian named William J. Cunningham. Starting in…

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