Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] assignments in 250 countries ?(was Today's Great Photographers {was Photo whores})
From: Alan Ball <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 08:04:20 +0200

Well , that Don is a hell of a photojournalist (in 1 word, thanks Eric,
I now know). Having no problems with "counting beans", I have a problem
with the "250 foreign countries" bit mentionned here. The whole United
Nations Organization counts today 186 member states. So, if I figure
well, SuperDon must have discovered quite a few territories missing on
current maps. That also means 12 different countries every year for the
last 21 years, never going back to the same country twice. Typo or mytho

Friendly regards,

PS If the "250" figure should refer to "trips abroad" instead of
countries, then SuperDon is on par with most international companies
executives, high end salespeople, foreign service public servants, etc. 

Eric Welch wrote:
> At 11:28 PM 7/8/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >Don had been in over 250 foreign countries at that point, 6 in the current
> year
> >alone.
> Well, after 250 countries, I would start to treat the whole world as
> mundane too. I don't mean to belittle overseas reportage. I'm sure it's
> exciting for those not old hands at it. But life is the same the world over
> in many ways, including our backyards. The Family of Man is a perfect
> example of that.
> >If you have ever heard of the book "Black Like Me" Don is the guy who shot
> it.
> Good book.
> --
> Eric Welch
> St. Joseph, MO
> If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
> Albert Einstein