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ASMP Weekly Webinar: “Marketing and Mindfulness: Now More Than Ever” – Video

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Marketing and Mindfulness: two essential components of business success that are needed now more than ever. Getting the attention of potential clients has always been a challenge.  Today’s information-overloaded, short-attention-span economy – one that now also has an overlay of fear and anxiety due to the pandemic – makes it even harder, but also more important. Every so often, you realize you have to upgrade to your imaging software to continue to do what you do best....
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ASMP Town Hall: “Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions” – Video

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For this week's Town Hall, we bring it back to one of the most important things that affect each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair use and registration and so much more. Of course,...
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ASMP Town Hall: Copyright, PPP, EIDL & Your Questions

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Friday, June 26 @ 3PM ET For this week's Town Hall, we are going to bring it back to one of the most important things that affects each and every photographer and small business owner: copyright. Starting with a review of the CASE Act and the benefits of its passage by ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, we’ll pivot to reviewing the basics of copyright law, check on the new rules and court rulings, discuss fair...
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ASMP’s Wednesday Webinar: “Bob Krist on Creative & Professional Evolution” – Video

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Bob Krist and Tom Kennedy worked at the National Geographic together in the 1980s and '90s — Bob as a contributing editor/photographer at National Geographic Traveler magazine and Tom as Director of Photography. Watch the fascinating discussion about still photographers moving to motion, diversifying one’s skill set to include writing, teaching, etc. as a business strategy and the personal value of late-career philanthropic work.     Meet Our Guest Speaker Bob Krist Bob Krist is...
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ASMP Town Hall: “The Movement and The Moment: A Town Hall in Two Parts” – Video

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Today, America is contending with twin pandemics. These two – systemic racism and COVID-19 – must be addressed, and each of us has a role to play in defeating them. In this week’s ASMP Friday Town Hall No.13, “The Movement and The Moment: A Town Hall in Two Parts,” Executive Director Tom Kennedy’s special guest is Archy LaSalle, a fine art photographer based in Boston and the founder of “WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE…

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Screenshot of article on BLM protests posted on The Hill

As the ‘Engine of Free Expression,’ Copyright Law Plays a Vital Role in Enabling Journalists to Shine a Light on Injustice

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Editor’s Note: ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy co-authored this opinion piece. Cross-posted from The Hill [by Terrica Carrington, Tom Kennedy and Akili-Casundria Ramsess] “Journalism and the news media play an invaluable role in shining a light on injustice and protecting democracy. It is essential that they are afforded the necessary resources to continue to do their jobs effectively and with integrity.” Read more

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ASMP’s Weekly Webinar: Bob Krist on Creative & Professional Evolution

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Wednesday, June 17 @ 3 p.m. ET Bob Krist and Tom Kennedy worked at the National Geographic together in the 1980s and '90s — Bob as a contributing editor/photographer at National Geographic Traveler magazine and Tom as Director of Photography. Join them for what’s sure to be a fascinating discussion about still photographers moving to motion, diversifying one’s skill set to include writing, teaching, etc. as a business strategy and the personal value of late...
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ASMP Strictly Business Webinar: “Jenna Close on Strategic Pivots” – Video

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Former ASMP National Board Chair Jenna Close talked with Executive Director Tom Kennedy about the multiple ways she has advanced her career over the last decade, including a recent reinvention and expansion of her entire brand. She discussed the challenges and risks involved with making these changes and keeping current in a constantly changing industry, as well as the successes and failures she has experienced among the way.   Meet Our Guest Speaker Jenna Close…

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A Special ASMP Town Hall: “1968-2020: America Again at a Crossroads” – Video

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In light of recent national events and in the interest of catalyzing individual and collective reflection on what we need to do to move our country forward, ASMP pre-empted this week’s regularly scheduled Friday Town Hall. Instead, we hosted “From 1968 to 2020: America Again at a Crossroads.” We were honored to have Professor Leon Dash of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and photographer/filmmaker Samantha Isom as our distinguished guests for this program. Professor...
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ASMP National Statement on Racial Justice

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Dear ASMP Community, As the past week of protests over George Floyd’s death reminded us, this is a time of very needed reckoning where each of us must come to terms with the inequality that underpins our society. Systemic and institutionalized racism exist in America and must be ended by conscious, collective action demanding change. We can begin with persistent self-examination, while pursuing continuing self-education, and relationship building that affirms dignity. We must take daily,...
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