The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) supports the Writers Guild of America in their effort to seek fair compensation for the additional distribution made of their work product through new and emerging technologies.
This issue will have a profound effect on the ability of all creative professionals to make a living as media distribution methods change. To sustain creativity and maintain authorship as a viable profession, it is essential that creators must be fairly compensated from the revenues generated by the ever-expanding and newly created markets for their works.
ASMP, the premier association for publication photographers, has an over 60-year history of protecting and promoting the interests of independent creators through advocacy, information and education. ASMP, whose members number 6000, believes that it is in the best interests of all parties to resolve this matter equitably so that they can get back to the work that will benefit all the parties, including the public, affected by this strike.
For information on ASMP and its advocacy efforts visit www.asmp.org/advocacy.