PRESS RELEASE: ASMP Announces Launch of Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators

by | Aug 14, 2020 | COVID-19, Press Release, Strictly Business Blog, Town Hall, Wellness



Tom Maddrey, ASMP General Counsel

Washington, D.C., August 14, 2020 — The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) is proud to announce the launch of ASMP’s Health + Safety Guide for COVID-19: A Protocol for Visual Creators.

This Guide, which was months in the making, was drafted in conjunction with world-renowned physician, oncologist and medical ethicist Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel and his team of COVID-19 experts, including Dr. Saskia Popescu and Dr. James Phillips.

“ASMP has long been at the forefront of the industry in helping protect photographers and their businesses, and we are proud to have partnered with Dr. Emanuel and his team to create a guide that can help all visual creators stay safe while working during this pandemic,” ASMP General Counsel and Lead Editor Thomas Maddrey notes.

The Guide is available for download to all visual creators. In the coming weeks, ASMP will be also launching a companion document addressing the legal and business impacts of COVID-19 and what creators can do to keep themselves safe in that dimension as well.

About The American Society of Media Photographers: ASMP is the premier trade association for the most respected photographers across the worlds of advertising, magazines, photojournalism, architectural photography, portraiture, sports, fashion, entertainment, fine art, video/film and beyond. ASMP is the leader in providing extensive education and resources on the best practices to run and grow a business, promoting photographers’ rights through a robust program of legal and public policy advocacy, connecting member photographers with clients, and producing business publications for photographers who set the industry standards. Founded in October 1944, ASMP has a storied history that is an integral and pivotal part of the progression of photography as a profession. It exists today because the work of visual creators is so important to our economy and culture. With nearly 3,500 members and 38 chapters, ASMP is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year.