Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Elitism and the PRO
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 1998 07:48:47 -0500

At 10:34 AM 5/26/98 +0200, you wrote:

>Cecil Beaton to name just two.  Then there are the photographers who,
>like actors, take on jobs waiting on tables so they can buy film.  By
>definition a definition should be absolute, which is why I prefer the
>label Working Photographer because it avoids the Elitism of the word

I think Beaton would call himself an amateur. Nothing wrong with that. And
if you make more money waiting tables, then you're aren't a professional yet.
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Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO
How can I miss you if you won't go away?