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Press Release


April 24, 2012

 

Contact:
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Eugene H. Mopsik, Executive Director
Email: mopsik@asmp.org

 

ASMP & CEPIC Bring Together Photographers & Distributors

Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock (CEPIC) will bring photographers and distributors from across the globe together at the CEPIC Congress 2012 in London. The Congress, which runs from May 16-18, has designated May 16th as "Photocentric Day," a day of inspiration and learning with the theme, Where Does the Content Provider Fit in the New Stock Photography Business Reality? This solution-oriented conference will address the changing roles of content creators and distributors while providing insights into the technological, cultural and legal factors affecting the creation, distribution and monetization of visual content today and in the future.

 

According to ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik, "ASMP has been honored to work with CEPIC on this unique event. We believe that "Photocentric Day" will foster important dialogue and encourage future partnerships among participants."

 

Christina Vaughan, President of CEPIC said, "It is our hope that through this day we will all have a better understanding of the issues and challenges at the source of visual communication -- our photographers."

 

The program will begin with a Keynote Presentation by award-winning photojournalist Jonathan Torgovnik. The day's schedule also includes:

  • Does the Content Provider Still Need the Traditional Stock Distributor to Make a Profit?
  • A two-part program: Moving into the Future, Part 1: A Discussion on Content Creators and Distributors Partnering for Mutual Benefit and Part 2: What We Can Learn from Other Industries
  • An Update on Legal and Legislative Copyright Issues in the US and Europe
  • Interactive Portfolio Review during which photographers will be asked to put forward a selection of imagery which will be critiqued live with questions and debate from the audience, giving them the opportunity to learn from and challenge some of the best European editors.

 

The complete schedule and speaker details can be found here.

 

About ASMP:
ASMP is the premier trade association for imaging professionals. It has 39 chapters across the United States and over 7,000 members. ASMP is a recognized leader in issues critical to the photography profession, and is known for its acclaimed business education programming and publications.

 

About CEPIC:
CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage. It aims to be the center of the picture industry and federates nearly a thousand picture agencies and photo libraries in 20 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. It also has affiliates in North America and Asia. The annual CEPIC Congress is the largest global gathering of the international photo community and extends CEPIC's network on all five continents. More information at www.cepic.org.