#13 Artists, Amateurs, and Professionals

AMATEUR: from late 18th century: from French, from Italian amatore, from Latin amator ‘lover,’ from amare ‘to love.’ It is literally doing something just for the love of it.

“Francis Coppola,” said his associate Thomas Brown, “always saw himself as an amateur… he aspired to be an amateur.” (p.149 Droidmaker)

Professionals can “reliably deliver the goods.”

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If you’re curious about conceptual photography, here are some particularly well-known contemporary photographers, although there are many…

Todd Hido

Andreas Gursky

Cindy Sherman

Chris McCaw


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