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Member Opportunities

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Member Opportunities is an on-line initiative to provide members access to offerings related to education, employment, internships, volunteer positions, contests, workshops, and other related professional development programs and directives that may be of interest to members in advancing business and professional development objectives. See current listings below. Infringement Stories To support our advocacy efforts, ASMP has been collecting infringment stories from our members that get shared with Congressional members when ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy…

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Exciting New ASMP Offers and Opportunities for the Fall

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As the new school year begins, ASMP would like to highlight benefits and opportunities available to educators and students – and all members. See list of current offerings below with more coming soon. Educator/Student Group Membership Offer Academic institutions can now join with an entire class of students as an Educator/Student Group and receive a substantial discount off individual member rates! More information can be found under Membership Categories. 2020 Membership Renewal Campaign will begin…

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How Arthur Fellig Became the Legendary Street Photographer Weegee

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Editor’s Note: The late Arthur Fellig was an ASMP Member. Cross-posted from Lit Hub. [by Christopher Bonanos]  Weegee, now hugely famous for his urban, and especially, crime, photos, was part yet not a part of his local New York photography world in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s.  He needed the help and association of his colleagues to become who we know him to be today. How Arthur Fellig Became the Legendary Street Photographer Weegee

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Questions with an Educator: Arno Rafael Minkkinen

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Arno Rafael Minkkinen. Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes—without assistants and without manipulation—Arno Rafael Minkkinen’s self-portraiture stands as one of the genre’s longest, nonstop continuities in the history of photography. He was born in 1945 in Helsinki, Finland, coming to Brooklyn, New York, through Ellis Island with his family as a six-year-old in 1951. With a BA in English from Wagner College on Staten Island,…

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A Rediscovered Archive from California in the Seventies

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Cross-posted from The New Yorker.  [by Hua Hsu] “Sometime in 2002, the photographer Michael Jang went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and dropped off some of his old pictures that he had recently rediscovered. At the time, the museum’s photography department had an open-submission policy; the curators would consider work that anyone brought in. Though Jang had worked locally as a successful professional photographer, he had all but forgotten about the work…

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