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Ira Block’s Latest Book – Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey

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“Ira Block’s photographs remind me of playing baseball when I was a kid in Cuba. It brings back great memories.” –Luis Tiant, Former Boston Red Sox pitcher   Ira Block, an ASMP member since 1981, is an internationally renowned documentary photographer, lecturer, and workshop leader who has produced more than thirty stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates. Block began shooting stories in Cuba for the National Geographic Magazine in 1997. Over repeated…

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Partnerships and Collaborations: Common Pitfalls

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If you’ve been working with other photographers and have not created a formal entity, you could very well have formed a “general partnership”. General partnerships are easy to form, requiring no formal documents to be written or filed. If two or more persons carry on as co-owners of a business for profit, they have formed a partnership whether or not the persons intend to. This post suggests some of the benefits of having a partnership,…

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Questions with an Educator: Bob Sacha

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This week’s Questions with an Educator article features Bob Sacha. Bob is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, and photographer, as well as a collaborator on visual journalism projects. After beginning his career as a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, his career branched out significantly. He has been a contributing photographer for LIFE and National Geographic, and a freelance photographer for countless other magazines. He shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the…

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Announcing the 2018 Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) Mentoring Program

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It’s Spring and the Young Photographers Alliance (YPA) is accepting applications for its 2018 YPA Mentoring Program! This summer, talented young photographers (open to those in age range 18-29) in collaboration with professional photographers will explore one powerful subject to create portfolio quality images, develop business and marketing skills, and experience the power of photography to explore and communicate their personal perspective on important issues. For 2018, the theme selected is Silence. If you are…

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Strictly Business Legal Talk with Thomas Maddrey: Contractors vs. Employees

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Image © Jon Roemer LEGAL TALK with Thomas Maddrey: Contractors vs. Employees Monday, April 23rd @12pmET  Every photographer has dealt with this question: Are my assistants employees or independent contractors? Or maybe you are on the other side of the ledger and as an assistant wondering if you should be paid as a W-2 employee or a 1099 contractor. This webinar will examine what goes into this determination, and how to best protect yourself no…

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ASMP Spaces Contest Details

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  A Letter from our Executive Director, Tom Kennedy Dear ASMP Spaces Participants, I want to thank those of you who have already entered ASMP Spaces 2018! We have an impressive group of entries so far! We have assembled a distinguished panel of judges and we want them to be dazzled! Your participation in this contest means your work will be seen by Gregory Usewicz of BHNT Architects, Michael Conroe of Architectural Resources, and David Seide…

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