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Merit Member Myriam Abdelaziz

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Current location/For how long: New York since 2005
School/Degree received: Photojournalism and Documentary Program of The International Center of Photography in New York

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Recent awards or distinctions: Finalist La Bourse du Talent, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña
Recent Clients: Courrier International, La Republica del Donne

How long have you been working professionally?

3 years

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What has been your favorite photographic assignment or project to date?

I still do a lot of personal projects, I choose my own stories and therefore am very passionate about each one: it is difficult to choose a favorite!

What has been your most challenging photographic assignment or project to date?

Photographing the Rwanda genocide survivors was a challenge for me: I wanted to do intimate portraits and knew that it was up to me to make it possible. Depending on how the subjects would perceive me I would be able to get their trust or not.

Please describe any special photographic projects or assignments in which you are currently engaged.

I am actually starting a project in Egypt about the emancipation of women….

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What is your greatest photographic aspiration?

To be able to make a living while working on stories that move me personally.

What is your primary source of news about the photography industry?


In your opinion, what is the most critical issue affecting photographers today?

Finding more or new clients.

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Were you aware of the ASMP before receiving a Merit Membership?


Since receiving your Merit Membership, have you taken advantage of any of the resources, services or discounts that ASMP offers to members?

Not yet…

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Do you participate in any of the existing ASMP specialty groups or listservs?


Do you belong to other photographic associations or online groups?


What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your Merit Membership in the ASMP?

The resources.

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Is there any particular resource or information that you would like to see ASMP implement as an added service to the members?