This is nothing short of a revolutionary manifesto of independent thinking. These experts caused great heartache and stress in a community, and to no comfortable or obvious outcome. The more expert someone is, the more likely they will share a woefully irrelevant idea to the table from their position of expertise. Unless of course they read this book and realize the importance of the proverbial fresh eye of the non-professional. Our contributions lie best in what we love. The word amateur means to love.
Is your art portfolio holding you back? It may not seem like it, but a few common blunders can actually make the difference between looking like an amateur and a professional artist. And, you probably already know that a professional artist is bound to get more business from their art.
This research examines a medium of symbolic communication--photography--to understand how the social context of the use of that medium shapes its social meaning. Camera club photography is compared with photographic activity which is institutionally legitimized as art, in order to elucidate how art world legitimization shapes the nature of photographic activity. The distinctive featues of "art" as a communicational system, as manifested in photography, are described. A variety of research methods were employed.