60 years—American Society of Media Photographers

60 years—American Society of Media Photographers

In 1944, a handful of the world’s leading photojournalists felt it necessary to come together in New York to form a group that would demand the establishment of professional rights and working conditions, as well as fair compensation for the use of their images. Today, that group–the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)–has grown to more than 5,000 members in 40 chapters nationwide and in many foreign countries.

And as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, which will culminate in a major birthday event this autumn, ASMP has just put up a special area on its web site to honor the past, consider the present, and look ahead to the future of photography and the Society. The site can be found at http://www.asmp.org/60th/.

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