There was a time, the early 70s, when a small list, your teachers and fellow students could get you to a large world of artists. Not the entire world, but certainly a grand sampling. Ask 3 people to introduce you to another few people, who introduce you, who help even more, until – BAM, a contact list. Just 3 months work… it could be done again, only the names would be different.
Bob Flick;Joel Meyerowitz; Van Deren Coke; Joe Deal; Ron Walker; Lee Witkin; Al Sweetman; Don Drowty; Ellen Brooks; Dennis Hearne; Elaine Mayes; Bart Parker; Larry Sultan; Ed West; Arthur Siegel;Leonard Freed; Margery Mann; Harry Callahan; Gary Metz; Peter Gowland; Ansel Adams; Ed Ruscha; Grace Mayer; Mike Mandel; Harold Allen; Laura Gilpin; Hank Smith; Anne Tucker; Phil Perkis; Michael Simon; Bill Owens; Manuel Bravo; Nathan Lyons; Bill Arnold; Jim Hajicek; Les Krims; Joyce Neimanas; Judy Dater; Al Coleman; Ira Nowinski; Jack Welpott; Linda Parry; Burke Uzzle; Jim Dow; Dave Freund; Todd Walker; Catherine Jansen; Eva Rubinstein; Eddie Sievers; Minor White; Michael Becotte; Fred McDarrah; Richard Link; Betty Hahn; Nick Hlobeczy; Bob Cumming;Ken Josephson; Naomi Savage; John Divola; Tom Barrow; Carl Chiarenza; Bea Nettles; Roger Mertin; John Benson; Cal Kowal; Aaron Siskind; R. von Sternberg; Paige Pinnell; Arthur Tress; Jacob Deschin; Linda Connor; Don Blumbeing; Jim Alinder; Harold Jones; M.J. Walker; Bill Parker; Al Woolpert; Duke Baltz; Gus Kayafas;Duane Michals; Darryl Curran; Arnold Newman; Geoff Winningham; Paul Vanderbilt; Anne Noggle; Timo Pajunen;Edmund Teske; Imogen Cunningham; Andy Anderson; Bill Larson; Pete Bunnell; Robert Doherty; Joe Jachna; Oscar Bailey; Jerry Uelsmann; Art Sinsabaugh; Charles Roitz; Doug Stewart; Chuck Swedlund; Bill Edwards; Bobby Heinecken; Micha Bar-Am; Beaumont Newhall; Wynn Bullock; Jerry McMillan; John Schulze; Neal Slavin; Lee Rice; Joan Lyons; Bill Jenkins; Fred Sommer; Barbara Crane; Emmet Gowin; Barbara Morgan; Mark Power; Cornell Capa; Lionel Suntop; Bunny Yeager; Doug Prince; Eileen Cowin; Eve Sonneman; Reg Heron; Scott Hyde;Conrad Pressma; John Szarkowski; Bill Eggleston; Mike Bishop; Bob Fichter; Liliane DeCock; Tom Porett; Arnold Crane; Arnold Gassan; Elliott Erwitt; Len Gittleman;
Many are gone. Most aren’t even remembered, yet at one time they were the time.