What has your significant other said to you that made you realize they have no appreciation for your hobby which you are passionate about?

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In honor of

Emmet Gowin & Stephen Shore


Over at the Rangefinder Forum they discussed this question…

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The non-photographer’s spouse says…

The other day my wife sees some images on Facebook that were well shot at a workshop by an old friend of ours. The images were shot in great light with good post processing and had lovely colors and saturation. subject matter – seen it before.

She asks me – Why don’t you ever take pictures in color? I have been shooting color for the past 25 years and only in the last couple of years found that I really love black and white even if converted digitally.

I’ve also gotten the disapproving comments about gear acquisitions that we all have.

What has your significant other said to you that made you realize they have no appreciation for your hobby which you are passionate about?

For me it was when I learned in 2012 that my then daughter-in-law as well as my wife would trash all my photography when I die.

My ex daughter-in-law was too snobby for my type of photography. My wife being religious, does not approve of my social doc work. So, when I kickoff it will all end up in the nearest dumpster.

Being that I am old and heath is so-so, it was a good wake-up call to get my ass in gear and spend some time archiving my work. I owe it to all the people that I have had the privilege of shooting over the last 5 decades.

To date, here is a list of institutions that collect my photography…

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California

Rhode Island School of Design – Fleet Library Special Collections, Rhode Island

Oxford Bodleian Library – Special Collections U.K.

Toronto University – Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library, Canada

British Library – Special Collections, U.K.

Rutgers University – Special Collections Library, New Jersey

Columbia University – Avery Fine Arts Library Special Collections, New York

Art Center College of Design – Fogg Library Special Collections, California

Brown University – Special Collections Art Library, Rhode Island

University of California Berkeley – Special Collections Art Library, California

Oglebay Institute – Stifel Fine Arts Center, West Virginia

Mennello Museum of Art, Florida

The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, Kentucky *

Mead Art Museum – Amherst College, Massachusetts

Victoria and Albert Museum – National Art Library Special Collections, U.K.

NYU – Fales Library Special Collections, New York

Amherst College – Special Collections Library, Massachusetts

Stanford University – Special Collections Art & Architecture Library, California

Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China

Allen Memorial Museum – Oberlin College, Ohio

University of Exeter – Bill Douglas Centre, U.K.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center – Vassar College, New York

Flint Institute of Art, Michigan

Noyes Museum of Art – Stockton College, New Jersey

RISD Museum, Rhode Island

California State Library Sacramento – Special Collections, California

International Center of Photography – Special Collections Library, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology – Marcus Library Special Collections, New York

Wright State University – Special Collections Dept of Art and History, Ohio

American Motorcycle Museum – Pinkerton, Ohio

National University of Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Colby Museum of Art – Colby College, Maine

The Kinsey Institute, Indiana

University of Southern California – One Archives, California

Bibliotheque Kandinsky Special Collections – Centre Pompidou, France

Tweed Museum of Art – University of Minnesota, Minnesota

San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas

Spencer Museum of Art – University of Kansas, Kansas

Yale University – Haas Art Library Special Collections, Connecticut

UCLA – Charles E. Young Research Library Special Collections, California

UCONN – Thomas J. Dodd Research Center Special Collections, Connecticut

Brooklyn Museum Library – Special Collections, New York

Muscarelle Museum of Art – College of William and Mary, Virginia

The National Library of Sweden – Special Collections, Sweden

Museum of Fine Art Houston – Hirsch Library Special Collections, Texas

The University of Chicago – Special Collections Library, Illinois

The University of California Santa Barbara – Special Collections, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum Library – Special Collections, Washington D.C.

Corcoran Gallery College of Art – Special Collections, Washington D.C.

The University of the Arts – Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania

Reed College Library – Special Collections, Oregon

The Art Institute of Chicago School of Art – Flaxman Special Collections, Illinois

Ringling College of Art And Design – Special Collections Library, Florida

The Newberry – Special Collections, Illinois

New School Archives & Special Collections, New York

Cranbrook Academy of Art – Special Collections Library, Michigan

San Francisco Public Library – Special Collections, California

Maryland Institute College of Art – Decker Special Collections, Maryland

National Library of South Africa – Special Collections, Pretoria, South Africa

Bard College – Stevenson Library Special Collections, New York

University of Pennsylvania – Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Pennsylvania

University California Santa Cruz – McHenry Library Special Collections, California

SCAD Savannah – Special Collections, Georgia

The National Vietnam War Museum, Texas *

Mills College Library – Special Collections, California

Colby Library – Special Collections, Maine

University of Nevada Reno – Special Collections, Nevada

Northwestern University – McCormick Special Collections, Illinois

Boston Public Library – Special Collections, Massachusetts

University of Iowa – Martin Rare Book Special Collections, Iowa

University of Tulsa – McFarlin Special Collections, Oklahoma

Oberlin College – Mudd Center Special Collections, Ohio

New York Public Library – Special Collections, New York

Harvard Radcliffe Institute – Schlesinger Special Collections, Massachusetts

DePaul – Richardson Special Collections, Illinois

UIC – Health Science Library Special Collections, Illinois

University of Colorado – Anschutz Special Collections, Colorado

Cleveland Museum of Art – Ingalls Special Collections, Ohio

University of Kentucky – Special Collections, Kentucky

Trinity College Watkinson – Special Collections, Connecticut

Cushing/ Whitney Medical Library Yale Special Collections, Connecticut

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek / German National Library Special Collections, Germany

Harwood Museum of Art – University of New Mexico, New Mexico

University of London – Special Collections Senate Library, U.K.

National Library of Scotland – Special Collections, Scotland

Center for Creative Photography – Special Collections, Arizona

Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida

Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania

University of Illinois at Chicago Daley Special Collections, Illinois

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minnesota

George Washington University – Gelman Special Collections, Washington D.C.

Boston College – Burns Library Special Collections, Massachusetts

Auburn University – Draughon Library Special Collections, Alabama

Openbare Bibliotheek Special Collections, Amsterdam, Netherlands **

University of Illinois at Chicago – Daley Library Special Collections, Illinois

State Library of Victoria Special Collections, Melbourne, Australia **

Ohio State University – Rare Books & Manuscripts Library, Ohio

National Archives Netherlands, De Haag, Netherlands **

University of Amsterdam Special Collections, Netherlands **

Rijksmuseum – Research Library, Netherlands

University of Maryland – Baltimore County Special Collections, Maryland **

Tate Museum Research Library Special Collections, London, England  ***

Cornell University Library’s Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives, New York **

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