Photography practice through mimicry


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Photography practice through mimicry

Very often when teaching a class, I will ask students who their favorite photographers are. And it's pretty shocking to me how rarely students will have an answer to that question. And they'll feel pressured to say something, so, of course they'll all say Ansel Adams, because that's the only really famous photographer that's kind of entered the mainstream consciousness. If I was to walk into a writing class, and ask the students who their favorite writers were, I think they would all have an answer. It's very strange to me that nowadays hobbyists who learn photography don't learn the history of photography.

They don't have a context for their images in the larger work that has been everything that's happened in photography for the last 150 years. So, I want to talk about two things. One, just encouraging you to look at other work. Right now between the massive amounts of publications that you can get, beautiful coffee table books full of works. And simply the web, wh...

Photography practice through mimicry
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