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Members Invited to Assist with Expansion of Society’s Archives

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​The Archives of the American Society of Media Photographers (the “Society”)  is a preeminent collection of primary sources documenting the history of the Society and photography in America, and ASMP is dedicated to preserving the association’s work product and the contribution of work product by the association’s members in their roles as industry leaders and influencers. As the Society arrives at its 75th anniversary, the ASMP National Board and its staff is working to establish…

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Tune In to ASMP Experts & Masters Podcast Episode #24: Pete Souza and Tom Kennedy

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Episode #24: Pete Souza ASMP member photographer, and past Chief White House photographer to President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, speaks with ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy.   Pete went to K-State where he started his photography journey with the school’s newspaper. After quite a journey, he found himself as the White House photographer for both President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama. In this episode, Tom and Pete talk about Pete’s time at the school…

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ASMP TALK with Selina Maitreya: Is Your Photography Business Set For Success?

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Wednesday, October 2nd at 12:00pmET Join us for a conversation with ASMP’s Richard Kelly and veteran visual and marketing consultant, Selina Maitreya, who will share key information and inspiration for photographers who truly want to succeed. To develop and sustain a thriving commercial photography business in today’s uber competitive market, you’ll need to constantly keep your attention on four distinct areas of your business: Your visual approach to your chosen specialty Your sales and marketing…

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Press Release: ASMP Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing the CASE Act (S. 1273)

By Advocacy, Copyright Reform, Small Claims ReportNo Comments

ASMP applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) for passing by voice vote today S. 1273, the Copyright Alternative in Small-claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), a bill that would create a small claims tribunal in the United States Copyright Office to hear copyright infringement cases.  If enacted into law, for the first time photographers, graphic artists, illustrators, authors, songwriters and other individual creators and small businesses would have an affordable and accessible venue to protect their…

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Highlights from First Day of CASE Act Fly-In Activity on Capitol Hill

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ASMP Executive Director, Tom Kennedy and ASMP counsel, Mike Klipper, along with more than forty visual creators and advocates, including ASMP members, attended various meetings with members of Congress today to brief members and members’ staffs about the CASE Act, and to urge their support of the CASE Act bill.     In the afternoon, creators and advocates attended the Senate CASE Act briefing, where Senate staff was invited to learn more about the CASE…

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Kennedy and Klipper Brief Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) Staff on CASE Act

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ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy and Mike Klipper, ASMP copyright counsel, are on the Hill this week with other creator group representatives meeting with House and Senate staff. This photo was taken with Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) after meeting with Blumenthal’s Chief Counsel, Sam Simon, to brief him on benefits of the Senate’s CASE Act bill (S1273) for creators and small business owners. Additional meetings with Senators and Representatives are scheduled this week, with a Visual Group…

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Advocacy: ASMP To Launch New Advocacy Campaigns with Phone 2 Action App

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With the introduction of the CASE Act by the House and Senate last week, ASMP knows that it is crunch time to lobby  Representatives and Senators to support the passage of the bill. We will be launching a new grassroots advocacy  campaign next week, asking all of you to send a message to your respective Representatives and Senators to ensure that the CASE Act is a legislative priority for them.  We need you to explain…

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ASMP Applauds Introduction of CASE Act in House and Senate

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The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) announced its strong support for legislation introduced today in both the House and Senate that would create a small claims tribunal within the United States Copyright Office–ASMP’s top legislative priority.   The bill entitled, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), HR 2426, was introduced in the House by Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Doug Collins (R-GA) and is co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committee…

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