Big Brain Meeting – Sept 6 2017

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Why Should I Join a Brain Trust?

One of the main reasons people join ASMP is for community and for support with the challenges of working as a professional photographer. ASMPNY’s Brain Trust groups provide a structure for this type of connection and information. At the moment there are 11 Brain Trust groups meeting under the auspices of ASMPNY.

What Is a Brain Trust?
It’s a peer group within ASMPNY for feedback, answers and support. Photographers meet on a regular basis to share information and help each other with their careers. The regular get-togethers provide an opportunity to learn and have questions answered, as well as help provide connections to a broader community of photographers.

What Is The Big Brain Meeting?
An overview of how ASMPNY’s Brain Trust program works, an opportunity to bring a real-life issue to the group, and an opportunity to join a group. At this introductory meeting, as an example of what might come up in a typical Brain Trust group, we will explore a specific issue of concern. If you have a question you would like to ask relating to the art or business of photography please bring it along.

Issues to consider include:
Contracts, copyright, negotiating, pricing, marketing, working with assistants, finding affordable and reliable resources, and staying on track with goals. At the end of the evening anyone attending will have the opportunity to join a Brain Trust group.

This is a member only event.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Social Hour: 6:30PM
Program: 7:00PM to 9:00PMLocation:
Rod Goodman’s Studio
245 W 29th St, Studio 1200
New York, NY 10001
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ASMP Member Free

Photoville – Sept 2017 – Save the Dates

Photoville 2017

Save the dates for Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park

2 weekends – September 13 to 17 and 21 to 24

Summer Party July 17



This year’s summer party is ready to rock!! Please join the New York Chapters of the American Society of Media Photographers and the American Society of Picture Professionals at Aperture Foundation’s amazing headquarters in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district for our big Summer bash!

Connect with friends, new and old. Mingle with our VIP guests who have been a part of our work throughout the years as reviewers at the portfolio reviews or as leaders of our events. Meet our sister organization, ASPP’s editors, creatives and photographers. Eat, imbibe, and soak in the summer vibes! And, get a glimpse of our upcoming third Photo Annual, a curated compendium of work by ASMPNY Professional Members! Other surprises are in store. Please join us!

Thank you to Our Sponsors!
This party is made possible in part by the support of our sponsors:
Dcoy Studios, Eizo, Chelsea Craft Brewing Company.


Monday, July 17, 2017
Program: 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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ASMP Member Free
ASPP Member Free
VIP Free

Member registration.

Update Your Contracts: A Legal Workshop with Attorney Nancy Wolff July 25

ASMP NY is pleased to offer this valuable seminar:

UPDATE YOUR CONTRACTS: A LEGAL SEMINAR with Attorney Nancy Wolff. Including takeaway contracts.

In an effort to educate and champion the rights of photographers, ASMP New York has taken on the task of updating ASMP’s contracts, to reflect modern standards, empower new photographers and help established pros learn better standards and practices.


We commissioned award winning lawyer and partner in Cowan De Baets Abrahams, Nancy E. Wolff. To help craft modern contracts that meet the needs of photographers. These boilerplates will be given freely to all ASMP members after this event. You’ll be learning the nuances of the new templates and how to best apply them to your growing business on July 25th at Foley Gallery.


More about Nancy


Nancy E. Wolff is a member of the Intellectual property, media and entertainment law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP located in New York, New York and Beverly Hills, CA.  She represents a wide range of creative individuals and companies in all areas of digital media, licensing and publishing and serves as counsel to the Digital Media Licensing Organization. Ms. Wolff is a frequent speaker on copyright, digital media, and licensing for many organizations. She is the President of the Copyright Society of the USA, and serves on the ABA Copyright Reform Task Force. Ms. Wolff was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA (2017), IP: Trademark & Copyright – New York.


She has also been named to the Super Lawyers Intellectual Property (New York Metro), Top 50 Female Lawyers (New York Metro) and Top 100 Lawyers (New York Metro) lists.


This event was made possible by our sponsors Taylor & Taylor and Pixsy.


Taylor & Taylor





Irving Penn Exhibit & Members Happy Hour July 11th

ASMP NY Irving Penn Exhibit

ASMP On the Town: An Exhibit and Happy Hour with Members


Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave
(between 82nd and 83rd Streets)
New York, NY 10028
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
3:15PM Meet at the water fountain near entrance

ASMP Member Free

Come out and get inspired!! Join with other ASMP members and explore the most comprehensive retrospective of the great American photographer Irving Penn (1917-2009) to date, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

The exhibition marks the centennial of the artist’s birth. More than 200 photographs by Penn will be featured in this exhibit from over the course of his nearly 70-year career, including iconic fashion studies; portraits of urban laborers; female nudes; tribesmen in New Guinea; and the artist’s beloved portraits of cultural figures such as: Truman Capote, Picasso and Ingmar Bergman.
We will meet at 3:15 pm by the south end of the water fountain between 82nd & 83rd near the entrance. We will explore the exhibition, then afterwards we’ll go to a local happy hour to discuss while enjoying some libations. We look forward to seeing you there, and to celebrating the centennial of a true master.

Join us on July 11th before this memorable exhibit closes on July 30th!


Free RSVP here.

June 21 – Projections

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