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ASMP’s 75th Anniversary

26 Jul 2019 CONTAINERS
a black and white image of a hand holding a stone for the American Society of Media Photographers 75 anniversary

Featuring: Berenice Abbott, Eddie Adams, Esther Bubley, David Burnett, Cornell Capa, Martha Cooper, Nancy Crampton, Jerry Dantzic, Jill Freedman, Tony Frissell, William Gottlieb, Jill Greenberg, Lois Greenfield, Philippe Halsman, Paul Horton, Ronny Jaques, David Kennerly, Douglas Kirkland, Daniel Kramer, Dorothea Lange, John Loengard, Gerd Ludwig, Jay Maisel, Doug Menuez, Gail Mooney, Ruth Orkin, Gordon Parks, Hal Reiff, Arthur Rothstein, Al Satterwhite, Robert Seale, Mark Seliger, W. Eugene Smith, Ian Spanier, Stephen Wilkes, Dan Winters, Art Wolfe.

Presented by

ASMP : American Society of Media Photographers


Curated by

Julie Grahame, Reid Callanan, Grayson Dantzic (Archivist).







ASMP is pleased to showcase 75 years of photography that explores the past and the significance of the photographers’/visual creators’ role in creating a language that never ceases to engage the world. Curators Julie Grahame, publisher of aCurator magazine and senior representative for the Estate of Yousuf Karsh, Reid Callanan, Founder of Santa Fe Workshops, and ASMP member, and Archivist Grayson Dantzic, have been tasked with creating a compelling collection of photography that celebrates our legends and explores the scope of our contemporary creators working today.


In the autumn of 1944 at the end of World War II, two dozen photographers gathered in Ewing Krainin’s NYC studio and formed what is currently known as the American Society of Media Photographers. They believed an organization was needed for professional photographers to advocate for their rights, and support their passion for creating photography.

75 years later, ASMP now serves a diverse membership of photojournalists, commercial and editorial photographers, videographers, hybrids, etc., and has become the premiere industry leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing business education, and assisting photographers to connect with clients.

ASMP’s 75th Anniversary will launch this fall will with the theme 20/20 Vision/em>–with a nod to the past, and sights set on the future. ASMP looks to the future of photography, to the new outlets that will emerge, and will continue being the linchpin to visual language in the new digital age.

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