Photo caption: Zoshigaya Kishimojin-do is a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, Japan, that was founded in 1578. Kishimojin, to whom the temple is dedicated, is the goddess of safe birth and child rearing. The grounds are home to one of the largest ginkgo trees in Tokyo: the "Child-giving ginkgo." Estimated to be more than seven hundred years old, the tree is said to grant hope for fertility and easy childbearing to women who worship Kishimojin, as well as protection for their children. Kishimojin was not always known for her benevolence. Mother to thousands of children, Kishimojin would abduct the children of others and feed them to her own. The grieving mothers begged the Buddha for his help. In order to teach the goddess a lesson, the Buddha abducted her youngest child, hiding the boy under a rice bowl. After searching across the universe for her missing child, a distraught Kishimojin appealed to the Buddha for aid. When he pointed out how much suffering she had caused other mothers, many of whom had lost their only children whereas she had lost only one of thousands, Kishimojin vowed henceforth to devote herself to protecting children.

ASMP New York at Photoville, Sept. 13 – 23rd

Photo credit: Diane Cook & Len Jenshel Returning to its iconic location at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park, beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge, Photoville will once again create an immersive photography experience. ASMP New York is showcasing work by a diverse selection of its member photographers at…

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Gallery Representation Relations – June 13, 2018

ASMP New York is pleased to present: Gallery Representation Relations How to approach, manage and maintain a relationship with a gallery. A discussion with Thomas Werner and Michael Foley. Foley Gallery       59 Orchard Street June 13th, 2018 Doors open at 6:30 pm Event begins 7:00pm $10 Members $15 sister-organizations $25 non-members Sponsored by Sixpoint Beer…

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Open Call for Photoville 2018 Submissions

ASMP New York Pro-Members Submit Now – The Deadline June 7th at 11:59PM ASMPNY Pro-Members! Submit Now to have your work considered to be printed and displayed at Photoville 2018, one of the biggest and most popular national photography event of the year. Last year, Photoville welcomed over 90,000 visitors. Have your work seen by many from…

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The How To Workshop for Online Streaming – May 12 2018

RSVP Streaming 101 Streaming workflow basics camera – encoder – internet software options multi-camera vs single camera workflows Optimal equipment choosing the right equipment internet is equipment too, make sure it’s good enough considering audio setups Streaming destinations: more on software, specific to destinations streaming to multiple destinations, limitations of each RTMP basics CDN basic…

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Student Portfolio Review – April 28 2018

Student Portfolio Review • April 28 • F.I.T. ASMPNY’s free Student Portfolio Review is is a great opportunity for current students and recent graduates to get their work in front of constructively critical eyes from leading magazines, galleries, photo agencies, and corporations as well as curators, individual artists, and critics (including representatives from such organizations…

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