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YPA Lecture Series Presents Photography Agent Michael Ash

Young Photographers Alliance

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

YPA Lecture Series Presents Photography Agent Michael A...

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Photographer's Agent Michael Ash

YPA is very excited to present an interactive lecture by photography agent Michael Ash as part of our lecture series. Michael was born in Brooklyn and raised on the streets of New York. He began representing photographers in 1979, after failing to get drafted into Major League Baseball.  Not knowing much about photography, Michael soon established himself in the field for his keen eye and ability to identify unknown talent.  He introduced and launched talents such as Raymond Meier, Kenji Toma, Harry Dezitter and Duncan Sim over the years, and most recently, Peter Hapak, and Kenji Aoki to the U.S. Market.  He is also a champion of photographer’s rights and a firm believer that “less is more,” 

At this talk, Michael will discuss how photographers can define their style, market themselves, edit portfolios, make connections, bid jobs, and more. This will be a audience guided talk and your questions are integral to the information shared. Michael is coming to help answer all the questions young photographers may have about working as photographers in this industry. There may also be time for Michael to review some portfolios from those in the audience so bring them if you have them. 

We are really looking forward to what will be a very informative and insightful talk.

Please email any questions you have for the talk ahead of time to steve@ypaus.org 


We will be live streaming this event for everyone who lives outside of NYC or can't make it to the event. Go to the URL below at the start time of the event to watch live! You can also ask questions via the streaming version of the talk.


About the Educational Lecture Series:

YPA is excited to offer an monthly educational photography lecture series to help young photographers find their bearings in the complex and sometimes-scary photography industry. Taking pictures, and making a living from photography, are two very different things – these lectures will explore those differences. We will share the realities of what it takes to “make it” by learning from a variety of different photographers and industry experts who have navigated the industry to make a career for themselves.

The goal of this series is to educate and inspire the young emerging photographers of tomorrow with the knowledge and experience of today’s working photographers and industry professionals. The presenters will be a mix of established and emerging photographers, agents, photo editors, and art buyers. We will touch on a variety of topics revolving around the business of photography and how to transition from being a student, assistant, or intern to full-time shooting photographer. 


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Have questions about YPA Lecture Series Presents Photography Agent Michael Ash? Contact Young Photographers Alliance

When & Where

Steve Giralt Photography Studio
347 West 36th Street
Rm 1502
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)

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Young Photographers Alliance

Inspiring, educating, and empowering the next generation of photographers

All across America there are young people who are passionate about expressing their vision of the world through photography – but every year, it becomes harder and harder for them to do so. The photography industry is chaotic and complicated, with no clear track to artistic and commercial success. Survival often depends on one’s ability to build a small business independently with limited resources and little, if any, access to advice or direction. This lack of support not only affects aspiring photographers directly, it will also have a long-term negative impact on the future of professional photography.

Initially founded in New York in 2009 by Jerry Tavin and Deborah Free, the Young Photographers Alliance was created to inspire and empower young, gifted photographers. Led by industry professionals, YPA provides aspiring image-makers with access to the kind of practical industry knowledge, experience, resources, and contacts they need to build sustainable careers as photography professionals. YPA is unique in its focus on community and the fostering of direct, meaningful connections between emerging and established photographers. Our vision is to create powerful synergies between the two groups, recognizing that collaboration benefits both, and ultimately energizes and advances the profession as a whole.

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