I have no formal education in art and photography. I just love it, and loving it makes me want to know more. The more I know, the more I love. It's a vicious circle of awesomeness and wonder. What I do know about photography, I have learned from looking, reading, listening and exploring. Several years ago, I decided to do a bit of a deeper dive into my personal photographic education and started setting aside time each week to read and study photo history textbooks, artist monographs, books and articles about art and individual photographers, wikipedia entries… I affectionately call this Scholarship Tuesday. It doesn’t always happen on Tuesday, but Tuesday is the day I set aside for this self-educating.
Many people feel intimidated by art and think they don’t know enough to enjoy it or buy it. Because I want people to engage with art and not be intimidated by it, and because I know (from personal experience as well as professional experience) that education is a way to get past that perceptual barrier to art, I started this tumblr to share my scholarship. Since the Tuesdays can sometimes get away from me, this forum gives me some accountability and keeps me on track. Let's learn something together.