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ASPP Appoints Two Directors, Rolls Out New Website

ASPP Appoints Two Directors, Rolls Out New Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​ Contact: Sam Merrell, Executive Director
​(516) 500-3686

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) welcomes new Directors to its board.

New York, NY – November 16, 2015

New York, NY – November 16, 2015 — The ASPP board of directors appointed two new members at its annual board meeting two weeks ago in New York City. President Cecilia de Querol announced Emily Shornick as Marketing and Communications Chair anLuan Luu as Technology Chair. The board also announced the launch of a new website.

In addition to his work as a fashion, portrait and fine art photographer, Luu brings 18 years of information technology experience to the board. He recently took on the role of Senior IT Engineer at Greenhouse Software in New York. Luu also serves as the Director of Photography & Information Technology for United Colors of Fashion Academy, a non-profit organization that mentors under-resourced youth in the New York City area about the fashion industry through free hands-on training. He attended the Design Marketing program at Parsons School of Design, and is a professional member of American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP).

Shornick is a photo editor and producer at New York Magazine. She has been an active ASPP member since 2009, and has served as an ASPP NY board member at large since 2012. Shornick cut her teeth on internships at the International Center of Photography and Spin Magazine and went on to oversee 450+ photographers nationwide for a celebrity wire. She has freelanced long term with Conde Nast and American Lawyer Media. Her work has been honored in American Photo and the PDN Photo Annual. She has spoken across the country on strategies for emerging photographers and written for Rangefinder and PDN. She is currently editing Miska Draskoczy’s forthcoming book, Gowanus Wild.

In addition to the new board members, de Querol also announced that ASPP rolled out a comprehensive upgrade to its website, ASPP.com. The site boasts a new events module, improved social media integration, and a streamlined, responsive redesign for desktops, tablet and smartphone. The upgrade also includes navigation repairs and optimized load times. According to Executive Director Sam Merrell, “…we decided that it was simpler to strip the site down to the central database and build a new shell around all the page and post data.” In collaboration with Merrell, longtime ASPP member Jain Lemos designed, built and deployed the new site in under two weeks. 

Since first forming as a small, dedicated group of picture professionals
 in 1966, ASPP has grown into a large community of image experts committed to sharing our experience and knowledge throughout the industry. In addition to educational events, ASPP offers a variety of networking opportunities, webinars, online Job Board and links, a public Find–A–Pro database, insurance and numerous other discounts for members. If you create, edit, research, license, distribute, manage or publish visual content, ASPP is your community.

PHOTO LUAN LUU, web resolution

PHOTO 500px x 500px of EMILY SHORNICK