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Holiday Party 2014



ASMP Member and their guests, please join us for an evening of food, drink and fun on Friday, December 5, 2014. Seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. As always, we will run a slide show during the event, so please submit any photos (up to 20) to Martha that you’d like to include (professional, personal, silly, or holiday related – whatever you’d like) 1920 x 1080 pixels at 72 dpi with files named lastname_02, lastname_03, lastname_04, etc. to denote the order you’d like them displayed, skipping 01, as that will be used for the name slide. Please send those in by Dec. 3.

By Martha Lochert | Posted: November 14th, 2014 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Member’s Photograph Featured in New Book


Another ASMP Tucson member (past board member) Charles “Chip” Hedgcock doing great things …

One of Chip’s stunning black and white “charismatic microfauna” photographs from his series “The Hidden Empire” is included in the newly released book Looking At Images by Brooks Jensen.  The book may be purchased through the publisher Lenswork at the following link:


By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 29th, 2014 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Members Helping our Next Generation of Photographers

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President Tom Spitz and member James Patrick recently went to Amphi High School to teach a location lighting class to the photo students, then returned three weeks later to critique the imagery created from the lighting assignment they were given. Great job, guys!

By Martha Lochert | Posted: June 9th, 2014 | No comments

Roundtable Discussion of Social Media


By Martha Lochert | Posted: March 3rd, 2014 | No comments

May 19, 2013 Tucson Premeire

Congratulations to ASMP Tucson member Thomas Wiewandt for receiving the 2013 Directors’ Choice Award for Best Short Documentary at the Sedona International Film Festival. His film, Desert Dreams, will premier in Tucson on May 19 at The Fox Theatre. Get your tickets now!



Links in the promotional flyer aren’t hot, so –

To view the movie trailer, copy and paste this link in your web browser:

To purchase tickets, follow this link:



By Martha Lochert | Posted: April 17th, 2013 | No comments

ASMP Tucson Board Member in Exhibit in Tubac

ASMP Tucson secretary of the board Martha Lochert had two photographs accepted into the nationally juried multi-media exhibit: “Timeless Meditations: Mandalas and Patterns in Nature.”

This exhibit will be at the Tubac Center of the Arts (9 Plaza Rd. Tubac, AZ 85646)

October 12 through November 11, 2012.

Artists opening reception is Friday, October 12 from 5 to 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.



By Martha Lochert | Posted: October 2nd, 2012 | No comments

ASMP Tucson member in Group Exhibition

Conrgatulations to ASMP member Rex Koningsor, who will have three photographs in this Beyond the Borders Exhibit in Flagstaff:

Beyond the Border:  the Wall, the People, and the Land

Flagstaff Cultural Partners is pleased to announce this new art exhibition, set to open September 22, 2012, and remain open through October 31, 2012, at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Beyond the Border addresses the human and environmental impact of issues that surround the US / Mexico border, the border wall and border policies. Works of art in the show will explore this impact and how changing policy is affecting the environment and/or people. The intent of this exhibition is not to advocate for or against any position, policy or political figure; rather, Beyond the Border offers an opportunity for stories to be shared and questions to be raised that allow viewers to explore the consequences of intensified focus on this region.

Beyond the Border will include  the traveling exhibition, Continental Divide, which features photographs from the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP). In January 2009, the ILCP sent a team of world-renowned photographers, writers, filmmakers and scientists to the U.S./Mexico borderlands to document the ecological and human impacts of the border wall.  This exhibition is a compelling illustration of what they discovered on our own southern frontier, in one of the most imperiled landscapes on the continent.

Beyond the Border will also be accompanied by several events and programs to add meaning and depth to the exhibition (see schedule below). Additionally, a sister exhibition, NEPANTLA: Tierra Entre Medio/Between Worlds, will be hosted at the Flagstaff Photography Center in downtown Flagstaff, featuring the work of award-winning artist, Raechel Running.

This exhibition is part of the Flagstaff Festival of Science.


Beyond the Border at Coconino Center for the Arts

Opening Reception             Live music, good food, and a chance to meet many of the artists in Beyond the Border Saturday, September 22, 6-8pm             Coconino Center for the Arts

Lecture & Presentation by Dan Millis & Krista Schlyer Dan Millis of Sierra Club Borderlands works  to protect natural and historic resources for future generations. Krista Schlyer, photographer, writer and  curator of the Continental Divide exhibit will be talking about her  experiences documenting the borderlands and the impacts of border  policy. She will be discussing her new book, Continental Divide:  Wildlife, People and the Wall, as well as her 2009 expedition with 12  other photographers from the International League of Conservation  Photographers. Sunday, September 23, 4pm   Coconino Center for the Arts

Border Songs – CD Release Concert Live music and celebration of the new Border Songs compilation double CD with many of the performing artists in concert!    Friday, October 12, 7pm    Coconino Center for the Arts

More info about Border Songs

To link to the exhibit page:



By Martha Lochert | Posted: September 13th, 2012 | No comments

Welcome to Our New President!


Greetings everyone!

I’m Tom Spitz, your new ASMP Tucson Chapter president.

I am honored to have been asked to take on the leadership of our local ASMP Chapter and want to extend a thank you to our immediate past president Jennifer Polixenni-Brankin for her years of service.

 I see this as our ASMP chapter-why?-well, because it is.

We are lucky to have an amazing group of dedicated people on our board, all of whom are energetic and full of ideas, but we need everyone’s involvement to make our chapter the best it can be. That means more than just paying your dues and showing up at events, but also speaking up and having your say. My “door” will always be open to suggestions, criticisms, and ideas. In my opinion, the more ideas, the better.

We have some events planned for this year, mostly around ASMP’s core values of education, support, networking and community, but we still have some open slots, so please let me know what you want from our chapter.

I look forward to serving our chapter, and I hope you will step up and get involved, too.

Let’s move forward!


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By Martha Lochert | Posted: April 19th, 2012 | No comments

New ASMP Tucson Website Goes Live!!!

Dear ASMP members and friends,

After months of development, the new ASMP-Tucson web site is live! This is a completely new site, structured after the National ASMP site. The site draws on both our own local content and content from the National site, creating a great resource for both photographers and creatives here in Tucson. There are a lot of new features to the site – I’ll highlight a few below, but the best way to see what’s new is to visit the site!

The newly designed site features separate content areas for members and creatives as well as non-member photographers. There is a Local Resource section that lists assistants, stylists and makeup artists, labs, the weather, and other local resources, and an ASMP National section. Spotlighted Features, News, and Upcoming Events will all be updated frequently. There’s also a link to the ASMP-Tucson Blog.

The ASMP-Tucson site now features member photos on the right-hand side of many pages. These images by ASMP-Tucson chapter members are pulled from the Portfolio section of the National member database. It’s very cool!!! Recently, ASMP National increased the size requirements for these photos. If you did not upload new images, National automatically up-rezzed them, and many look ugly! So now is the time to log into the National site (you can do that from the ASMP-Tucson site!) and upload new images. The size requirements are listed on National’s site. They’re your images, and lots of people will see them, so make sure they look great!

There are also new banner images that will be shown on both the home page as well as in the new Member’s Gallery, a showcase for work from all ASMP-Tucson members.

© Jennifer Polixenni Brankin

© Jennifer Polixenni Brankin

General Members can submit up to 5 banner images and associate / student members may submit 1 banner image. Banner images will be shown randomly on the home page. On the Member’s Gallery page, all members who submit images are listed, and one of each member’s five images (one for associate/student members) will be randomly selected and shown. The page refreshes with new images with each page load to keep the site looking new. This is another great way to showcase your work, so submit new images soon!

The new banner images should be 620 pixels wide and no more than 225 pixels tall, sRGB jpg, 72 ppi, with embedded sRGB profile. You can use white space any way you want – crop a single image to that size, or combine images into a composite. Please name banner images as Lastname_Firstname_MemberID_ImageNum.jpg and submit them to (Here’s an example: Photographer_Joe_99999_001.jpg) If you’re a General member, the Member’s Gallery and home page banner images both link to your Find-a-Photographer page on the National ASMP site, so if you don’t have any images on the new ASMP-Tucson site, you’re missing out!

Lastly, we could also use a sponsor or two… If you know of a company that would be interested in sponsoring ASMP-Tucson and having their logo/ad on the ASMP-Tucson website, refer them to the new website!


–Rich Wagner
ASMP-Tucson Board, Web Liason

By Rich Wagner | Posted: January 4th, 2010 | No comments

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