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ASMP New England and Connecticut have brought together presenters Lindsay Adler, Stacy Swiderski, Rosh Sillars, Karim Ben Khelifa, and Art Streiber to inspire and prepare you for the 2020’s and beyond.

On its 75th anniversary, ASMP has continued programming as you can see on this page and has provided its members with vital information from its Safety While Shooting Guide and its Covid Legal Guide.  One thing remains unchanged and clearer than ever in 2020: we need each other.

A special thanks to our wonderful sponsors Space for Arts, Canon, and Brunch & Brand.



From Good to Great w/ Lindsay Adler

How do you evolve from a ‘good’ photographer to a truly great one? Technique and gear certainly play a role, but that is seldom the most distinguishing element. Renowned fashion photographer Lindsay Adler will explain how concept and personal style help differentiate you and move your work to the next level. She’ll discuss inspiration, individuality and her own ever-evolving path.
Register here for From Good to Great.


Brand Narrative w/ Stacy Swiderski
Sponsored by Brunch & Brand

Brand Narrative: What is it and how can you use it to maximize your portfolio?

If you haven’t already noticed, the days of the hero image are over. Thanks to the ongoing evolution of social media in our daily lives, the advertising industry has changed significantly over the past few years and content has become king. As creatives who are experiencing these changes first hand, how can we adjust to accommodate them and propel our brands to thrive?
Register here for Brand Narrative.


Pricing for Photographers w/ Rosh Sillars

Rosh Sillars shares insight about how to price photography in 2020.  With so many photographers competing for work today, Rosh now declares the end of photography competition and why it’s important to understand this concept for the good of your photography business.

In his presentation Rosh shows you the 5 key elements to price your photography. He offers examples of how to over come objections and options to present your pricing strategy. Rosh shows examples of over 20 methods to price photography and how to approach special situations such as charity work, speculation, friends and family.

With insightful tips and tricks for better photography pricing, you will never wonder how much to charge for your photography.

Register here for Pricing for Photographers.


What to Do Right Now w/ Art Streiber

From test shoots to personal projects, from pandemic-related reportage to actual assignments, Art Streiber will take attendees through the last five months of his work. Streiber has tackled small editorial jobs, a very large editorial job, an advertising shoot and an entertainment shoot, and each project had its own set of issues, restrictions, limitations and protocols.

But beyond shooting, all of us have time on our hands to fine tune our professional infrastructure in order to be ready for the return of regular work…whenever that might be. If your work life isn’t already organized, he’ll share a few methodologies that will help you get your ducks in a row. And if you’re already organized, Streiber will suggest ways to enhance the systems you already have in place. Q&A to follow.
Register here for What to Do Right Now.

12-2PM EST

The Enemy: A Photojournalist Uses Virtual Reality to Tell a Story Impossible with Photography w/ Karim Ben Khelifa

As a photojournalist, Karim Ben Khelifa covered Middle Eastern conflicts.  Despite being a very talented storyteller with a camera, Karim saw immense potential in virtual reality.  VR introduces new factors into storytelling such as different viewers experiencing different story orders and a greater possible intimacy between subject and viewer.  He jumped in creating the VR project The Enemy.  Karim discovered he could tell stories with virtual reality which he couldn’t with photography.  Now, he is convinced the first step to any project is considering who your audience is and then choosing the medium you’ll work in accordingly.

Karim will discuss his path from photojournalist to fellow at MIT’s Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab.  He will also share his current augmented reality project, Seven Grams, which tells the story of your smartphone through your smartphone while linking the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and your electronics.  Interested registrants may be able to become beta testers depending on roll out schedule.  Seven Grams is due for release in early 2021.

Register here for The Enemy.


Portfolio Review

Show your work to industry experts online.  Reviewers and sign ups TBD.


September 23rd – Lindsay Adler
October 13th – Stacy Swiderski
October 28th – Rosh Sillars
December 1st – Art Streiber
December 8th – Karim Ben Khelifa
January (Dates TBD) – Portfolio Review

Where: online (but of course)

Number of sessions: 6

Cost: From $8-$45.  Cost is per event.  Registration link is in each event’s description.


Art Streiber

Since 1994 Art Streiber has been a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer specializing in reportage, travel, portrait and entertainment photography.

Editorial clients include Vanity Fair, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Fortune, Time, ESPN, Rolling Stone and Town & Country.

Entertainment clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, CNN, Fox, TBS, TNT, The CW, MTV, SyFy Channel, Showtime, Universal Studios, Columbia-TriStar, Dreamworks, Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Brothers Studios.

Art’s images have been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; American Photography in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011; the APA National Photo Competition in 2006; the American Photo magazine Images of the Year in 2006 and 2007 and the Communication Arts Photography Annual in 2005, 2008 and 2011. Art’s website has been selected for the PDN Photo Annual in 2007 and 2009.

In 2005 Art was named to American Photo magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Important People in Photography,” and in April 2008 Art was presented the Pacific Design Center’s “Star of Design” Award for Photography.

Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa is a tunisian award winning photojournalist who has freelanced regularly for Time, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, The New York Times Magazine and dozens of others. He is the director of the breakthrough VR and AR journalism project “The Enemy” which premiered in Paris in 2017 and was shown at the TRIBECA Film Festival.

Karim is widely known for his coverage of the Middle East conflicts and troubles, especially the Iraq and Afghan wars, where he covered the insurgent sides. He has worked in more than 80 countries and territories and has exhibited on four continents. He has lived in Brussels, Tunis, Paris, Sana’a, New York City, Les Cevennes, and Boston.

Karim is a board member of the American Documentary Innovation at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in New York City as well as an advisory board member of the Center for Advanced Virtuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In 2012, Ben Khelifa was the Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism where he gave talks and lectures in different schools of Harvard University. In 2013/2014 he was a fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT. In the academic years of 2015-2017, he was a visiting Artist at the Center for Art, Science and Technology as well as a fellow at the Imagination, Computation and Expression Lab, both at MIT in Cambridge.

He is the creator of the award winning Virtual Reality installation The Enemy which has premiered at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris then presented in Tel Aviv, in Boston at the MIT Museum in 2017, in Montreal and Geneva in 2018. He is currently producing an Augmented Reality project, One Gram, telling the story of your smartphone through your smartphone and linking the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo and your electronics. The project is due for release late 2020.

Lindsay Adler

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous publications including Marie Claire, Numero, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally. Lindsay enjoys teaching on the industry’s largest platforms and most prestigious events. She has worked with some of the top brands in the photographic and related industries such as Canon and Adobe.  Her client list consists of NBC, Grey, Edelman, Saatchi & Saatchi and more.

A clean, bold, and graphic style has become the hallmark of her work. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks.

Lindsay’s energy and enthusiastic teaching style showcase her excitement to share her passion and knowledge with others, whether it is world-wide through prestigious platforms such as CreativeLive, KelbyOne, and the industry’s largest conferences, or through her video tutorials or her five books.

She is located in Manhattan shooting fashion full time. She is honored to have been named a Canon Explorer of Light as well as a Profoto Legend of Light.

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Rosh Sillars

Rosh Sillars is a veteran commercial photographer with a photojournalism background. Currently, he specializes in corporate people, food and interior photography. He earned his BFA in photography at the College of Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit. He’s a retired university photography instructor. His company Rosh Media serves traditional media, digital media, advertising agencies and corporate clients. Rosh supports the photography community with his blog, podcast and YouTube channel. He is most known for his content about social media, Google marketing and pricing for photographers.

Stacy Swiderski

Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and Photographer’s Agent with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. She’s worked with hundreds of photographers from all parts of the globe during her time in the industry – helping them with projects like photo editing, brand strategy, web and print edits, marketing campaigns and creative coaching. When she’s not participating in panels or reviews, you can find her marketing her roster of photographers at Philly Reps, coaching emerging photographers at her own brand, or teaching Advertising Portfolio Development at Drexel University. She holds an MPS in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Parsons School of Design.


Attendee Questions
Allegra Anderson, ASMP CT President

Sponsor Inquiries
Adam Coppola, ASMP CT Vice President 


Thank you to our sponsors Space for Arts and Canon!