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Swanson Awarded 2nd Annual ASMP Susan Carr Educator Prize

Mary Virginia Swanson, consultant, educator and author, has received the 2nd annual Susan Carr Educator Prize. She was selected as the individual who best met the criteria of making a significant contribution to the education of photography students and imaging professionals. You can learn more about her here. The Prize honors the memory of former ASMP Education Director Susan Carr, who was dedicated to the education of working photographers. The Prize was given out at the PDN Awards Program in New York City on May 27th.


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  • ASMP joined in a submission to the U.S. Copyright Office filed by a group of the leading photographers' trade associations. This filing was on the subject of Orphan Works and Mass Digitization following a recent roundtable on the subject. Read the statement here. General Counsel Victor Perlman submitted additional comments in support of the group submission. Read the comments here.

  • The US Supreme Court recently reversed a ruling in the case of Petrella versus MGM. This is a win for ASMP, who had joined with a number of other professional organizations in filing an Amici Curiae brief with the Supreme Court in support of Petitioner Paula Petrella. The issue revolved around the unauthorized making of a motion picture from a screenplay. The Supreme Court agreed with ASMP and the other organizations that the lower court ignored the express instructions of Congress in the Copyright Act, which provides that an individual can bring a claim within three years.

  • Removing watermarks from graduation (and other) photos, as initially identified in a 2012 story that's been recirculating lately is a growing issue. If you're a victim of this practice, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) offers protections against the removal of CMI (copyright management information) including a $2500 penalty. Read more about the law here. Though work does not have to be registered with the Copyright Office to be protected under the DMCA, ASMP advises this as a best practice. Learn more about protecting your work here.
ASMP Educational Programs

Photography & Technology - Preparing for Change
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
3:00 - 4:00 pm eastern

The pace of change in our industry has accelerated to a nearly incomprehensible rate, largely because of digital technologies. Join us for a conversation with two deeply embedded industry observers - Taylor Davidson, Director of kbs+ Ventures, the investment arm of mega-ad agency kbs+ and Paul Melcher, who has held top leadership roles in photo tech companies - that will help you understand - and prepare for - what's coming next. Register today!

Your Cohesive Vision
June 25, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm eastern

Professional photographers live and die by their portfolios - that small collection of hand-picked images that convince the buyer to reach out or move on. As the former director of photography for National Geographic and Managing Editor for Multimedia at the Washington Post, Tom Kennedy understands visual storytelling like no one else. Join us for a conversation that will help you understand the needs of photo editors and how to develop a powerful and consistent body of work. Register now!

Check out our library of previous webinar recordings like The Art of the Estimate from our Business as unUsual series or evolution/revolution's The Expansion of Fair Use. Available when you need them at

What You Really Need to Know
Thursday, June 26, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 pm eastern

Are you struggling to master the business side of the photo business? Whether you're just entering the field or have a little experience under your belt, Focus on Your Business, a ASMP sponsored e-learning series from Judy Herrmann & Richard Kelly can help! Join them for this FREE introductory online class and walk away with a solid road map of how to launch and grow your photography career. Register now!


george-tice These members were named in PDN's 2014 Photo Annual:

• Lynn Goldsmith for her book, Rock and Roll Stories. Find out more here.
• Stephen Mallon's Behind the Curtain, a time lapse film capturing the activity backstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Learn more here.

george-ticeJohn Harrington has just released his new book MORE Best Business Practices for Photographers which is full of tips and techniques for professional and aspiring photographers. . In addition, he has made a video that pairs with the Copyright chapter in the book. You can view the video here.

george-ticeEric Korenman's new show "Ye Are God's Building" has opened at Hancock Shaker Village Museum. Link to details here.

Sarah Lorimer wrote about Flashes of Hope in her blog recently after assisting at a shoot in Phoenix. She encourages other photographers to participate. ASMP worked with FoH years ago to develop an agreement that is fair to photographers while protecting the privacy of subjects. Read the blog here.

Doug Menuez's new book, Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, from Simon & Schuster's Atria Books is now available. Doug and former Apple CEO John Sculley discussed Fearless Genius and Silicon Valley in the 1980's and 1990s in an event earlier this month at the Harvard Business School Club.

Gerd Ludwig's newly released book, The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, is now available. The book, published by Edition Lammerhuber, includes an essay by Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the Soviet Union. The book was realized with the help of a very successful Kickstarter campaign and launched along with an exhibition of the work at the Natural History Museum Vienna on May 13, 2014. Signed copies of the book are available through Gerd's website.

Jamey Stillings' "The Bridge at Hoover Dam" traveling exhibition chronicles the construction of The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, downstream from Hoover Dam. The exhibition, consisting of 44 color photographs, 123 linear feet of framed works, will be available through 2016. To learn more about the exhibition, go here.

george-ticeFrank Ritter's blog commemorates the 70th D-Day Anniversary with the recollections of Rick Carrier who was part of the First Wave of the D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944. Rick was also one of the liberators of Buchenwald on April 11, 1945 as a member of Lt General George Patton's Third Army. To see the blog, go here.

Will & Deni McIntyre are currently shooting their second hour-long program for North Carolina Public Television (UNC-TV). After the success of Saving the Hansen House (2011), they have teamed up with good friend, four-time Grammy-award winner David Holt, to produce David Holt's State of Music. Learn more about their work at

In Memoriam: Sadly, Charles Orrico, a founding member of ASMP's Long Island chapter and a member of the Chapter Board for over a decade, has passed away. He will be missed by all those who knew him.


ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik attended the PDN Photo Annual in NYC on May 27 where he presented the Arnold Newman Prize and the ASMP/Susan Carr Educator Prize.

ASMP President Gail Mooney recently participated in the NPPA Immersion 2014 - Syracuse, NY. ASMP was a sponsor of this event. See more here.


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Announcing The EyeEm Global Photography Festival & Awards

World renowned photography experts from The Huffington Post, TIME, the New York Times, and the Tim Hetherington Trust will judge an exciting breed of photography talent as EyeEm, the world's premier community and marketplace for a new generation of photographers, launches its inaugural Global Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin in September. ASMP is a media sponsor of this event. Participants will have the opportunity to win cash and noncash prizes, as well as have their work exhibited at the world famous Berlin Holzmarkt and published in a book. Entries must be submitted by July 1st! Learn more here.


Pro Bono Trial Services Offered

The Copyright Alliance is partnering with NY-based law firm Cravath, Swaine and Moore LLP to assist in finding potential clients in need of free legal representation involving cutting edge copyright issues. To be selected as a client, a combination of factors will be considered and The Copyright Alliance will accept applications on a rolling basis. To find out more, go here.

Get Your Copy of The Photographer's Guide to Twitter

ASMP has partnered with PhotoShelter to help you use Twitter to get your name out there, engage with potential customers and advance your photo career while still protecting your assets. Download your copy here.

ASMP exhibits at the 2014 AIA Convention

ASMP's Architecture Specialty Group will exhibit member images addressing the theme Change: Culture | Community | Commitment on the floor of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2014 convention - the largest gathering of architects and design professionals in the United States - June 26 - 28 in Chicago. For more on the convention, visit Click here to learn more about the ASMP Architecture Specialty Group.

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