Peter Dyson, Director of Communications
American Society of Media Photographers
Phone: 215 451 2767
Philadelphia PA… Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) has been elected to the 2009 Board of Directors of the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the value of copyright as an agent for creativity, jobs and growth. ASMP is the premier trade association for photographers who create images primarily for publication. Mopsik will serve as an at-large member for a one-year term.
“In this new position, I look forward to supporting the role of the Alliance and representing the interests of all independent creators of visual art,” said Mopsik. “My participation on the Copyright Alliance’s Board allows the membership of ASMP to have a direct voice in advocacy and educational efforts so vital in the current environment of public appeals for free access to intellectual property. We must continue to ensure that our rights are protected, and that the photography community is compensated fairly for its work.” ASMP advocates for photographers’ interests before government and regulatory bodies, in the marketplace, and with other associations on issues that jointly affect their constituencies.
Founded in 1944, ASMP is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers, and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers. ASMP has 39 chapters across the country and more than 7,000 members, including many of the world’s foremost photographers.