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Photography Careers by Mark Jenkinson

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Chapter 2

CAREERS IN FINE ARTS THE CONNOISSEURS AND IMPRESARIOS

In the introduction to the first chapter of this book I made the point that every aspiring professional begins as an amateur, but our careers actually begin before we become hobbyist amateurs. Appreciation/connoisseurship is the germ that fertilizes our desire to create.

Every boy with dreams of playing professional sports begins his journey when he sees another athlete do something that seemed superhuman. The career of every chanteuse begins when she is inexplicably moved by the voice of another human. Every great writer begins as a reader. We aspire to greatness because we are inspired by the greatness of others. It is only natural for us to want to return the gift.

In the beginning, ...

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