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Stewart Cohen: Seeing Red

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Editor’s Note: Stewart Cohen is an ASMP Professional Member Cross-posted from Dream Editions Press Seeing Red explores the popular notion that redheads are well on their way to extinction. It was this curious rumor that piqued the interest of Stewart Cohen. Which ignited a desire to untangle the mystery surrounding red hair with a fine tooth comb, examining a cross-section of gingers from all walks of life. The result is a series of portraits captured in…

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Michelle Gustafson’s Unique Take On America’s Oldest Track and Field Competition

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Cross-posted from PDN.  [ by David Walker]  Runner’s World Photo Director Amy Wolff did not want a sports photographer to cover the oldest and largest track and field event in the country.  “I thought the Penn Relays would be a good option for a photo essay,” she says. “I wasn’t looking for a sports photographer. I was looking or someone who could tell a story.” Wolff called on Philadelphia photographer Michelle Gustafson, who ended up…

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ASMP Joins SPE to Announce Results of State of Photographic Education Survey

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American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is happy to join with The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) in announcing the results of a comprehensive survey looking at the State of Photographic Education based on data offered by respondents from both organizations. Through our partnership with SPE’s Development Committee, we are pleased to make available the findings from the 2018-2019 State of Photographic Education Survey. In working with SPE, ASMP felt it essential to contribute to…

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The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now

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Cross-posted from the New York Times Magazine. [by Michael Shaw]  Every photographer knows that a photograph is not evidence of the truth, but an interpretation.  Other interpretations stem from the picture itself, and not always to the benefit of the truth. The True Story Behind an Iconic Vietnam War Photo Was Nearly Erased — Until Now A celebrated book and a major museum exhibition revealed the harrowing tale behind the image of a wounded Marine….

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SCOTUS Resolves Court Split in Fourth Estate, but Registration Concerns Remain

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Editor’s Note: ASMP is a member organization of the Copyright Alliance.  Cross-posted from copyrightalliance.org [by Terry Hart] Today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, holding that a copyright owner of a U.S. work must wait for the Register of Copyrights to either issue a registration certificate or refuse a registration before being able to protect her rights in court (this has been referred to as the “registration…

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