Good Advice: History is Important

QUESTION: Why bother yourself about the archaic world of long-forgotten photographers when there is so much happening that is now? 

ANSWER: So you are not a stupid, vapid photographic twit.

That's the advice given over on LensWork Daily in a discussion about recent graduates and aspiring artists not knowing prominent names of their craft's history. Might seem harsh, and there's certainly people in the comments section calling him out for that, but it's also good advice. Even if your degree program doesn't require a history class or teach it in others, do your own research to learn the big names (and even the small ones!) of your particular field. 

Check out the full post and helpful comments out here.

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