Midwest Chapter

ASPP Midwest-pre Visual Connections bash-April 23, 2014

Chicago image via Shutterstock

Special event: Wednesday April 23rd (the night before Visual Connections) ASPP members from around the country will be traveling into town for Visual Connections, so we thought we’d throw a bash and hope you will stop by. Fado’s Irish Pub 100 W Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60654 Wednesday, April 23 – starting…
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Visual Media Expo Returns to Chicago on April 24

Visual Connections Chicago 2012 © Robert Erving Potter III

Visual Connections Chicago 2014 is almost here. Don’t miss it! Date: Thursday, April 24 Times: Q&A morning session: 10am–12pm Exhibit floor: 12pm–5pm Q&A afternoon session: 2:30–4pm Location: The Ivy Room at Tree Studios 12 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611 One block away from Grand subway station (Red Line).   Visual Connections returns to…
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New in the Midwest for 2014


—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. Another year is about to end but 2014 awaits us. The new year brings snow and cold but also offers several incredible photo exhibits during the frozen wasteland of January and February. First, do not miss Lynn Saville’s show Vacancy at Schneider Gallery. The opening…
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People Who Need People

ASPP National President Michael Masterson presenting the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year award to Judy and Roger Feldman in Chicago on November 1, 2013. Photo © Brooks & Van Kirk

—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. In a business psychology class I learned that people come together in groups for only two reasons, that of a common enemy or a common goal. Last night the ASPP Chicago Midwest chapter came together for a common goal, honoring Judy and Roger Feldman with…
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ASPP Midwest Fall Party – November 1, 2013


ASPP Midwest Chapter Fall Party! We’re kicking off the fall season with a networking event featuring ASPP National President, Michael Masterson, and the presentation of the Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year Award to our very own Midwest members Roger and Judy Feldman and George Sinclair (in absentia) Friday, November 1,…
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Lead or Follow


—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. According to Ipsos, the global marketing research firm, 70% of consumers report having shared content on social media in the past month with 43% indicating that they have shared pictures and photographs. The poll goes on to include statistics on the countries, education and sex…
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We Have the Power!

Willie Hopkins by Jerry Tovo

—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. I admit that I have way too many friends who have too much time on their hands and forward emails with pictures of glorious sunsets, captioned animals, badly dressed customers at retail stores and impossible (Photoshop) feats of daring. I will also admit that Ron…
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Repair the World One Photo at a Time

—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. A pioneer in photographing the South Side of Chicago died last week. Wayne Forest Miller returned from his stint as a naval photographer in World War II and spent three years photographing blacks on the South Side in the wake of the Great Migration. According…
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What’s Fair Use?

—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. I have recently been thinking about the concept of fair use and copyright law. I can see you nodding off but stay with me for a few minutes. Recent posts on the ASMP blog have referenced the multiple and opposing court rulings regarding artist Richard…
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Truth or Fiction?

—by Laurie ShoulterKarall for ASPP’s Midwest Chapter. Recent articles regarding the misidentification of the facts surrounding a photograph of a Palestinian father holding his dead son in the Washington Post brought up the question most often posed in college journalism classes; if you cannot verify the truth or veracity of the facts,…
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