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6 Things To Remember Before Shooting Your Documentary

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Editor’s Note: As still photographers move into video, they may find themselves dealing with the same issues they already experience in sustaining their career. The website No Film School has a great piece by Paula Bernstein on the discussions a group of working documentarians had regarding how they manage their careers in the day-to-day while they attended the Oregon Doc Camp. The similarities to full-time still photographers, even those not going into video, are completely relevant….

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Call to Action on Proposed Copyright Registration Fee Hike

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Image © Jenna Close   We invite ASMP members who regularly register copyrights to assist us in collecting data for preparing ASMP’s public comment opposing the United States Copyright Office’s proposed copyright registration fee hike. The proposed USCO copyright registration fee hike includes: Standard Application: from $55 to $75 Filing a Paper Supplementary Registration: from $130 to $150 If you regularly register copyrights, we would appreciate your taking the time to provide responses to the…

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Questions with an Educator: Ralph Masullo

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Ralph Masullo. Ralph is a New York based fine art photographer and educator with a vast background in the commercial world. He has built a career as a professional photographer for 30+ years, and now works to share all of his experience with his students at Suffolk County Community College. Ralph’s career shift towards fine art photography happened organically as his interest grew in photography education. Here, Ralph details this…

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Screenshot of article about Sara Krulwich posted at The New York Times. Photo credit Evan Agostini

The Night Our Theater Photographer Walked the Red Carpet

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Editor’s Note: Sara Krulwich has been photographing Broadway shows for the New York Times for decades, and is so admired that last Sunday night she was awarded her own Tony. While on the red carpet, Krulwich found herself the object of other photographers, which for any photographer is a rare and remarkable event. Then, she went back to work. She wrote about the evening what it’s been like all these years, how it’s changed, and…

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Jeff Roth’s Archival Pick: Pete Seeger

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Editor’s Note: There is an infrastructure supporting the history of photography, sometimes in public, sometimes hidden away in specialized places known only to a few. One of those places is the “morgue” at the New York Times, containing clippings and research material going back to the beginning of the paper. Archivist Jeff Roth, who runs the morgue, knows his way around pretty well. The remarkable Steven Heller has a blog, The Daily Heller, with a…

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Photo by Franklin Monnakqtla, South Africa, 1992.

What Resulted When a Photographer Gave Rural Children Cameras

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker [by Andrea K. Scott] Every photographer has a give-and-take relationship with her subjects. Wendy Ewald has more give than most. Since 1975, the American artist has been entwining photography, activism, and education in a series of collaborations that upend our prevailing ideas of authorship and authority. For months, even years, at a time, she has moved into rural communities around the world—from Mexico and Morocco to India and the Netherlands—to…

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