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  • Art Shay on George Bernard Shaw, amateur photographers

    Art Shay on George Bernard Shaw, amateur photographers

    March 24, 2009

    Once a month it is my fate to receive in the mail at least one 11x14-inch envelope crammed full of some amateur photographer's black and white prints. Now that digital is here, color has been added. Typical letter: "I don't know if you remember me. I was at your recent gallery opening -- you posed for my Leica and the print is enclosed -- I can Photoshop your chin if you want me to...I recently have returned from a trip to my mother-in-law, who lives in Washington, DC. As you can see from my pictures, I spent a lot of time trying to get the Washington Monument into the same picture as the Lincoln statue. Do you think I have what it takes to go on and become a photographer for National Geographic, where I could combine my love for traveling with my newly discovered interest in photography? ... " The main trouble with his pictures was that Martin Luther King and 200,000 others were absent from the frames. Also, for a buck you could have bought better postcards.

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