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Book Your Next Photo Shoot Location with our New Benefit Partner – Peerspace

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  Book one-of-a-kind locations for film shoots, photo shoots, and events. Peerspace is an online marketplace for unique, inspiring, and productive spaces. Whether you’re looking to book a photo shoot location, hold a casting call, collaborate with colleagues, or throw a celebratory reception, Peerspace is the first platform to easily find and book space for all of your production needs. From professional photo studios to blank canvas warehouses and fully curated residences, all the locations you need on…

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Questions with a Pro: Douglas Barkey

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Douglas Barkey. Douglas is a photography and digital media artist who specifically works in advertising, portraiture, landscape, documentary, and digital montage. He has spent much of his life traveling between cultures, and finds his work to be highly influenced by Latin American artists, musicians, and relationships. He brings a very unique and worldly perspective to his projects. Here, Douglas speaks about the origins of his passion for photography, how he…

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Beyond the Myth: The Legacy of May ’68

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Editor’s Note: May ’68, which references months-long uprisings that upended normal life in Paris – and which has similarities to today – was documented, mostly, by still photographers. One of them, Bruno Barbey, remembers it well; he talks about what he documented and where else he did similar coverage on the Magnum Photos site. Cross-posted from Magnum Photos [by Bruno Barbey] “Be realistic: Demand the impossible!” This slogan, penned by the philosopher and theorist Herbert…

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ASMP Legal Talk: Works for Hire with Thomas Maddrey on May 22 @12pmET

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ASMP counsel and Dallas attorney, Thomas Maddrey, will address works for hire in this Strictly Business webinar. Mr. Maddrey will discuss issues related to copyright and works for hire, followed by a Q&A with webinar attendees. Webinar attendees are invited to submit topic-related questions prior to the webinar during registration for the webinar so that Mr. Maddrey can address issues of concern during the presentation.  Read Mr. Maddrey’s previous Strictly Business post on  Strictly Business blog…

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A Photographer’s Visual Record of Her Gentrifying Los Angeles Neighborhood

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Editor’s Note: Over the last few years, the idea of social practice in photography has come to more notice in schools, journalism, for NGOs, and personal projects. Here’s an interview with a social practice practitioner, a photographer in Los Angeles documenting her own changing neighborhood. Cross-posted from Hyperallergic [by Lexis-Olivier Ray] LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which took place this past weekend, is an open-air book fair held at the…

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The CASE Act Challenge: Submit an Image or Video in Support of Small Claims Tribunal

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Grab your camera and join the CASE Act Challenge! Submit an image or a video telling the world why it is important for Congress to enact the CASE Act! Images: Make a sign.  Something that reads “I Support the CASE Act!” or  “Visual Creators Support the CASE Act” “Protect My Rights – Enact the CASE Act!” or signs with other phrases in support of the CASE Act using #MySkillsPayBills  and #MyCASE4Copyright tags. Videos: We need…

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