Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/27

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Subject: [Leica] degree courses
From: John Pakington <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 09:28:32 -0000

'I am interested in getting information about how to get into a grad degree 
for photojournalism at MIT. I won't be able to attend for a few years but I 
already have a degree in English literature and a masters in environmental 
health sciences.'


Do you want to spend the time at university or is your ambition to make your
living as a photojournalist? If it's the latter (and you already seem to
have spent quite a lot of time studying) then you would probably be better
off working for a paper or agency and learning your trade that way. You
might have to work in the library or pic desk for a pittance, if anything,
but there is no better way of learning than working alongside the
professionals and looking at their results.

I spent 4 years doing a photography degree and then worked as a studio
assistant for two. I learnt far more by watching people who shoot for money
every day.

Art college was fun, but you can't beat the real thing.


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Johnnie Pakington

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