Friday May 1, 2020
Major Updates to PPP and EIDL

CRITICAL UPDATE: As of Friday, April 24, the new bill authorizing $370 billion to the PPP and EIDL programs has been signed by the President and now we are waiting on the SBA to let us know when they will be processing new EIDL Advance...[Image: SBA]

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Chairman Nadler Gives Boost to Ensure Federal Stimulus...

Over the past few weeks, ASMP, and other similarly situated organizations, have urged members of Congress to take steps to ensure that microbusinesses of 10 or less employees - a category that fits most ASMP members - are treated...[Image:]

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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A - May 1 @ 3pmET

Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Copyright Counsel Mike Klipper for the seventh in a series of "Town Hall Q&A" sessions. This set of Town Hall events is another way to hear from our members, and ...

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Participate in ASMP COVID-19 Economic Relief Survey

Thank you to all who participated in the recent ASMP COVID-19 Impact Survey. The results will be reported shortly. Your participation has assisted us with communicating the needs of the creative community - freelancers and…[Image:]

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Questions with an Educator: Tomiko Jones

This week's Questions with an Educator features Tomiko Jones. Tomiko is a photographer, as well as Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Photography with a...[Image: Tomiko Jones]

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ASMP Experts & Masters Episode 30: J. Sybylla Smith

Tom Kennedy interviews J. Sybylla Smith, an educator, curator, and incredible photography consultant, providing collaborations on editing, sequencing, marketing, and writing artistic statements so artists can apply...

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Join the Discussions in the ASMP Forums

Join the discussions in the ASMP Forums that include COVID-19, Advocacy, Architecture, Assistants & Emerging Photographers, Corporate, Drones, Educator, Fine Art, Food, General Discussion & Video among others.[Image: Douglas Barkey]

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Image: Jason Buch
From webinars to virtual town halls, stay connected.

Editor's note: Member image (zebras and wildebeests) of Martin Perea appearing in last week's Events section of newsletter was incorrectly credited to Jason Buch.
Weekend Reading 4.30.2020

Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Director Frank Rocco. [Image: Andrew McCarthy]

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John Moore on Documenting Epidemics at Home and Away

In June 2014, John Moore spent four weeks at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa. It was one of the ‘largest, most severe, and most complex Ebola epidemics’ in history, according to the . .. Read more 
Lights, Camera, Interview: Getting the Most out of a Video Interview

Recording interviews is a skill that many photographers develop as they transition into... Read more
There’s No Wisdom in Crowd Photos

We’ve all seen pictures on social media appearing to show people clustering in outdoor beauty spots in fine weather—but such photos can be misleading, or fail to tell the whole story. Late. . . Read more