ASMP and CEPIC Bring Together Photographers and Distributors

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PHILADELPHIA, May 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage (CEPIC) will bring photographers and distributors from across the globe together at the CEPIC Congress 2013 in Barcelona next month. The Congress, which runs from June 11 - 14, has designated June 11th for its second annual "Photocentric Day," a day of inspiration and learning with the theme: How can the professional generate revenues in the digital world? Solution-oriented discussions will address the changing roles of content creators and distributors and examine the technological, cultural and legal factors affecting the creation, distribution and monetization of visual content today and in the future.

ASMP Executive Director Eugene Mopsik notes, "Again this year, ASMP is pleased to sponsor and produce the Photocentric Day in cooperation with CEPIC. This is an important opportunity for image creators and distributors to discuss significant issues of mutual concern leading to a better and more profitable working relationship."

Christina Vaughan, President of CEPIC said, "After a very successful first Photocentric last year, our conviction lies deeper than ever that for our industry to thrive, we must be at the heart of learning, support, education and discussion for all professional photographers who want to understand and flourish in our creative Eco system. CEPIC looks forward to another inspirational day in partnership with ASMP."

The program will begin with a Keynote Presentation by award-winning photojournalist Benjamin Lowy, whose use of camera phones, social media and other new technologies are revolutionizing the genre. The day's schedule also includes:

  • Regulating Free and Micro-Priced Licensing Models examining the legal and economic implications of legislating minimum price standards coordinated by the Union des Photographes Professionnels
  • Three "5 minutes to Wow" presentations introducing ground-breaking technologies from Pixolution, EyeEm and the CEPIC Image Registry
  • Focus on Professionalism addressing the influence of the camera phone and social sharing on the market for professional imagery
  • Premium High-End Photography examining how an investment in premium imagery, creators, placement and pricing will lead the new image revolution.
  • Compensation and Attribution in the Digital World exploring legislative and technological solutions for ensuring fair compensation for rightsholders.

Regular admission is 150.- € excl. 21% VAT. Professional photographers may be eligible for a 30% discount bringing the cost of admission to 99.- € or 130- USD excl. 21% VAT.

The complete schedule, speaker and pricing details can be found here.

About ASMP:

ASMP is the premier trade association for imaging professionals, and 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. More information about ASMP is available at http://www.asmp.org/.

About CEPIC:

CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage. It aims to be the centre of the picture industry and federates nearly a thousand of 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 on www.cepic.org.

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

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