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What You Can Learn From the Architectural Photographer Ezra Stoller

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Editor’s Note: The late Ezra Stoller was an ASMP Life Member. “Richard Meier adored him. Frank Lloyd Wright asked for him. IM Pei admired him. And they all hired him. It’s safe to say that from the 1940s to the ’70s, the go-to photographer for the world’s most respected architects was Ezra Stoller. Stoller, whose career coincided with the ascendency of Modern architecture, famously shot Falling Water, the U.N. Building, Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal, among…

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Dorothea Lange’s 5 Most Iconic Images

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Editor’s Note: The late Dorothea Lange was an ASMP Member.  Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Alexxa Gotthardt]  “In January 1918, at 22 years old, photographer Dorothea Lange set out from New York on a trip around the world—but she didn’t get very far. A San Francisco pickpocket cleaned out her savings, marooning her in the Bay Area. The city would become her home, offering a deep well of inspiration from then on. It’s funny to think…

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Do You Really Have to Write Out “2020” on Checks to Avoid Being Scammed?

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Cross-posted from slate.com [by Aaron Mak] Almost since the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Facebook memes and news organizations ranging from USA Today to CNN to local media outlets have been warning consumers not to abbreviate “2020” as “20” when signing the date on checks and legal documents. The idea is that a malefactor could write in two digits at the end and change the date. For example, it’s theoretically possible for a…

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Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [By Heidi Volpe]  Dina Litovsky, whose photo is on the cover the current New York Times Magazine, made two trips to Maui and then to Mavericks on the California coast to photograph women big-wave surfers.  She delivered both black-and-white and color choices to Kathy Ryan, the Director of Photography, who ran the whole story in black-and-white. Dina Litovsky in The New York Times Sunday Magazine  

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Don’t Start Copyright Battles You Don’t Understand

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Cross-posted by The Illusion of More.  [By David Newhoff]  Copyright infringement is a permanent source of angst and anxiety for all photographers, but also for other creators. Prince and his estate has something to offer as another lesson. Along with the description of the case, there is a link to the judgement, worth reading as a good exercise in becoming comfortable with legalese. “Every once in a while, a copyright litigation story makes a fine…

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This Artwork Changed My Life: Sally Mann’s “Immediate Family”

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Cross-posted from Artsy.  [By Matt Williams]  “Sally Mann’s 1992 book Immediate Family overflows with photographs that capture the ecstatic bliss of youth, in all of its wildness and fragility, danger and innocence. It tells stories about insect stings, sun-kissed lunches, familial devotion, and the transformative power of nature. It is, often, almost unbearably intimate. With acres of private Virginia wilderness to roam, Mann’s children frequently appear nude in her photographs, which inevitably led to pearl-clutching…

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