Photographers in New York Now Have Access to Group Insurance Benefits

American Photographic Artists NY has partnered with Trupo, a freelancer benefits platform with curated benefits (including dental and accident insurance). Now photographers, photo agents, editors, photo assistants, producers and more can get benefits just like full-timers.

Photographers in NYC who work for themselves know how difficult it is to pay for health insurance. If you’re single, it’s not uncommon to pay in upwards of $700 a month for health insurance. To help photographers get a broader range of benefits and save them money, American Photographic Artists NY has partnered with Trupo. Trupo was started by the same folks who brought you the Freelancer’s Union and is designed to make things a little bit more affordable.

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Gene Altman’s Vintage Street Photography Showcases Candid NYC in the 1960s

All images by Gene Altman. Used with permission. 

“What drew me to street photography was the thrill of candid photography,” explains photographer Gene Altman about his candid street photography from the 1960s in NYC. “I was drawn to it because I soon found that giving people time to pose usually masked their truth.” Gene’s images are part of his book called Cityscapes: Intimate Strangers which brings many of these beautiful candid moments to the fore. Gene moved to NYC a long time ago in pursuit of becoming a full time photographer. There were bouts in between where he went without work and sometimes got depressed. So in order to cope, he went out and photographed the people in the streets.

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#CakeAngry Features Angry New Yorkers Smashing Cake


All images by Geoff Levy. Used with permission

New Yorkers can be very angry people sometimes. So what better thing to take their anger out on than something so very cherished and loved by nerds everywhere–cake! That’s the concept behind Geoff Levy’s project entitled Cake Angry. Geoff tells us that the project started around a month ago. “I was on a photo shoot for a certain celebrity. While we were given FOURTY cakes to work with, we only ended up using three in the setups, leaving me stuck with this plethora of pastries.” says Mr. Levy. “I debated delivering the rejected desserts to the dumpster when it dawned on me—I could be frustrated at the waste and inefficiency, or I could channel this into something greater.” was born.

Somehow or another, Geoff considered getting New Yorkers to smash the delicious pastries on death row–and at the same time made them look amazing. Geoff considers the series a homage to those frustrating, wasteful instances of living in the city, pent up then purged via punting, punching, judo-chopping, and smashing into taxi windshields. The project features friends of his in different areas of the city to showcase different areas.

But you have to think: did any of the frosting get on the gear? Geoff says that for the most part the gear was frosting free–but his camera bag now smells like a birthday party.

More of the images from #CakeAngry are after the jump.

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