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Meet the Photographer Who Brings Vivid Color to The Times Magazine’s Interview Column

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Cross-posted from The New York Times. [By Pia Peterson]  “For the Talk column, 22-year-old Mamadi Doumbouya has brought his distinctive, color-saturated style to photos of Megan Rapinoe, Dapper Dan, Robert A. Caro and many more.” “Mr. Doumbouya’s road to a professional photography career started when he was 19, three years after he had emigrated to New York from Guinea in 2013. He left most of his family behind at 15 to live with his father in…

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Five Conflict Photographers on Some of the Hardest Images They’ve Taken

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Cross-posted from The Guardian. [By Jehan Jillani]  “In the newly published Conversations on Conflict Photography, Lauren Walsh, a professor at New York University and the New School, discusses the visual documentation of suffering with award-winning photographers, photo editors and representatives of major humanitarian organizations. The excerpts … delve into the stories behind some of the most critical images these photographers have had to take during the course of their profession.” Five conflict photographers on some…

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Masahisa Fukase’s Intimate Portrait of His Own Family

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Cross-posted from AnOther.  [By Holly Black]   “Masahisa Fukase is a master of modern Japanese photography, celebrated for his intense and intimate portrayals of domestic life, his obsessive portraits of the women he loved, and his dark, brooding 1986 photo book Ravens, which charts a melancholy train journey to his hometown and is considered a masterpiece of the medium. Alongside compatriots Shomei Tomatsu, Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki, he upended the notion of photography as a prescribed craft and…

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Launch of NEW ASMP Paperwork Share

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ASMP is excited to announce the rollout of a major feature for members – the NEW ASMP Paperwork Share! For many years, ASMP has fielded requests from members to bring back the ASMP Paperwork Share – one of the premiere archives of historical pricing data in the photography industry and an invaluable educational tool for members! In the spirit of ASMP’s dedication to co-operative education and community growth, the Paperwork Share will allow members to…

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Questions with a Pro: Don Shepard

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Don Shepard. Don is an award winning photographer based in the Midwest. He started his career in law enforcement, and through some unique opportunities within that field, ended up opening his own photography studio. He now photographs a wide variety of subjects and particularly enjoys producing black and white images. Here, Don explains his path from law enforcement to photography, some of the things involved with transitioning to…

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This Photographer Took 35,000 Pictures of Alexander McQueen Over 13 Years

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Cross-posted from AnOther. [By Miss Rosen]  “The year was 1996, and a young upstart named Lee Alexander McQueen took the helm of Givenchy as head designer at just 27 years old. French photographer Ann Ray stepped inside his fantastical world, spending two weeks with him while he was creating his first couture collection that same year. ‘I had to move to London, so Lee asked me to photograph his collections and basically, I never stopped,’…

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