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ASMP News Special Issue Featuring Member Work

Thanks to all of you who have submitted your projects to! We have consistently featured member work in this newsletter, as well as through Facebook and Twitter, and now more of you are taking advantage of this member benefit to showcase your work to an audience of tens of thousands. We are delighted to present a select group of the most recent projects that have been submitted - and encourage everyone to keep them coming and get your work seen. What better way to end the year than to highlight the work of our ASMP members?

Ilona Berzups' photo essay, Walking with Giant, is about Matthew R. Barrett (2/8/65 - 9/2/14). It is the story of a man who battled most of his life with disfiguring cancer and homelessness. According to Ilona, "This photo essay and the accompanying text cover details of his battle and his life journey, the three months I spent with him while he was living in Seattle's Tent City 3 and a long-awaited move into permanent housing. A giant of a man who pushed through unimaginable pain and life-long struggles to become an inspiration and grounding force to so many. On 9/2/14 "Giant" left this world by his own hand, on his own terms." See the photo essay. Also available as a book.

Music Photographer Ahron R. Foster not only creates stills for artists but motion capture on multiple levels as well. His latest music video for the rising band DEC3 is for their song Put Some South In Your Mouth (a great follow up to the Red Line video done last summer which premiered on Fox & Friends). Ahron's video content can be seen on the video page of

Over the past two years, Maureen Coyle documented the conservation of Tullio Lombardo's Adam, a sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that fell and shattered in 2002. She interviewed the conservators involved in repairing the statue and created a video to give a behind-the-scenes look at the museum. The statue has been completely restored and put back on display as of this month. See her work here.

Barney Taxel's book, The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs From Cleveland's Historic Landmark, was recently released by The University of Akron Press. The Lake View Cemetery, founded in 1869, was modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. Barney has spent over a decade, during all seasons, exploring the stunning landmark. For the back story and more information:

Kim Gottlieb-Walker's recently published book, On Set with John Carpenter, is a coffee table photobook featuring both classic and behind-the-scenes stills from the films Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Halloween 2 and Christine. Kim was unit still photographer and part of Carpenter's filmmaking family. Carpenter has said, "I worked with Kim on four movies, way back when I was young and had black hair (at least hair). Kim's behind the scene stills catch the fun we were having at the time. Her portraits and action shots are exquisite." The book is available here.

Keith Lane's personal project, entitled Canals, a 12x17 newsprint selection of polaroids taken from his time in Cairo, published by Empty Stretch this November, was recently purchased by the International Center for Photography for their bookstore. Egyptian/British photographer, and former VII photographer mentee, Laura El-Tantawy wrote the foreword. The work can be seen here.

Nancy Parisi was commissioned mid-storm in November to make images of Buffalonians out and about and carrying on their lives or celebrating a snow day. She said, "The assignment was to capture people in all parts of the city and I tooled about in my car from sunrise to sunset that day, Wednesday 11/14/14." The images were paired with a profile of who was photographed and what they were doing: it was based on the blog, Humans of New York, and her work was published in three installments on the Visit Buffalo Niagara Facebook page, and on their site as well. You can see it here.

From Seattle to San Francisco, Minneapolis to LA, and of course, New York City, Robert A. Ripps captures urban trees in their native habitats - sometimes as seemingly inhospitable as an inaccessible alley behind a building, a long vacant lot, or a small dirt plot on the edge of a sidewalk. In his first monograph, Urban Trees, Robert answers the question, 'how does a tree grow in Brooklyn, or in other cities, where people and concrete are constantly encroaching?' See the book here.

Carol Julien has a show at Soho Photo Gallery in New York City. The opening is on January 6th from 6-8 pm and the show runs from January 7th to the 31st. She will be showing black and white images from her NYC Street Photography collection. According to Carol, "I am a New York City based street photographer continuously inspired by urban environments and the split second capture of life's surprising, unscripted, fleeting moments. I never leave home without a camera in my bag. I work mostly in high contrast black and white, which often mirrors the contrasts I find between people and their surroundings in large city streets." See more here.

Marc Riboud has an exhibit at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City running through March 23rd. Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia chronicles Marc's journeys across Asia during the mid-1950s and 60s, a period of great cultural and political transition in the region. For more info, go here.

John O. Roy has a virtual gallery of photographs called South Beach at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA. John explains, "When I photograph people, I am drawn to capturing them in communal areas. I usually try and catch people off guard to create a pensive state of being, which is a window into their souls." See his work here.

PLEASE NOTE: Members' work is continually posted on ASMP's Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you see something you like - please pass it on through your social media channels and support fellow members!

  • Meet ASMP's New Executive Director
    On January 1st, Tom Kennedy will become ASMP's new Executive Director. You are invited to join Tom for a candid online discussion about the future of ASMP. Pick the date and time that's best for you: January 16th at 2 pm, January 26th at 3 pm, or January 27th at 1 pm (all times are EST). Register today at

  • Call for ASMP National Board Declarations
    Unlike many organizations, ASMP does not use a process of nominating candidates for office. Instead, any Professional Member (formerly called General Member) or Life Member in good standing may declare his or her candidacy for ASMP national board service. To find out more and declare, go here. The deadline for receipt is before December 31 at midnight.

  • Time to Renew Your ASMP Membership? Do it Now!
    For many ASMP members, now is the time for your annual membership renewal. As a member, you are part of the premier trade association for the world's most respected photographers. Membership gives you access to all the information and support you need to learn, grow and succeed. You have the resources of and, plus ASMP's advocacy, education, networking, discounts and more. See our updated list of benefits here. So if you've received your email renewal notice - don't delay. Stay connected to ASMP's community of award-winning photographers!

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ASMP Educational Programs

Building Your Motion Team
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
1 - 2 pm EST/10 - 11 am PST

We all know motion is a collaborative sport but how do you take all those moving parts and turn them into a well-oiled machine? Celebrated lifestyle photographer/director Rhea Anna uses her own work as a springboard to illustrate how to build your team, assign and manage roles and responsibilities and inspire your collaborators to give you their very best. Along the way, she'll share tips on uncovering your clients unspoken needs and providing an outstanding experience they'll want to repeat. Go here to find out more and register!

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Save 10% on Lightroom Workshop with Peter Krogh

The Lightroom Workshop in Todos Santos, Mexico has a few seats still open. The workshop will be centered around Lightroom and the creation of your personal workflow. It will dive into every part of the application, from Library to Develop to all the creation modules. With a maximum of 10 students, there'll be plenty of time to address individual questions. For more info, go here. ASMP Members: email Alyson@peterkrogh.comto register and save 10%.

Take advantage of all the great benefits offered exclusively to ASMP members! Go here to see all the ASMP Member Benefits that save you money, increase your knowledge and make running your business easier.


ASMP Participates in Multi-Association Talks

In early December, Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, incoming Executive Director Tom Kennedy, General Counsel Victor Perlman, Director of Content Strategy Judy Herrmann and ASMP Board Chair Gail Mooney met with representatives from PPA, APA, NPPA, NANPA, GAG, PACA and PLUS to discuss current and future multi-association collaborations on key advocacy issues such as the expansion of fair use, development of the PLUS registries, orphan works legislation, UAV photography and more.

Position Opening

The position of Commercial Photography Assistant Professor, Department of Technology and Environmental Design, is available at Appalachian State University. You can find out all the details here.

In Memoriam

ASMP Lifetime Member Arthur Leipzig, a documentary photographer known for his crisp, detailed, emotionally provocative images, particularly those of children at play on the streets and piers of mid-20th-century New York City, died on Friday at his home at age 96. You can read about him here.

Get Inspired with PhotoShelter's New Handbook

In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, hear from 50 award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts including ASMP members Joe McNally, Emiliano Granado, David Burnett, Jonathan Gayman, Bill Cramer and Alexandre Buisse - who share their best advice to help you make it a knockout year. Download the guide.

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