We’re going to take a break from newsletters, to give a shout-out to my friend, David Bram. Last week on Facebook he listed his favorite New Mexico photographers. Well, as you might guess, less than 10-minutes had passed when he was receiving many notes about photographers he had not mentioned.
Even though he had been clear that this was his list, I am sure some people felt slighted. Which brings me to the topic of this post. No matter how many mentions you make of just about anything, you will miss something or someone. It doesn’t matter if you created a list of hundreds, you will leave out some. It is just the nature of the beast.
I probably know at least 50 or so photographers who would deserve a place on that list, but when I took a close look at it, again, after the dust had settled, only a handful of my people made it. Now, that is not to say that his list was of a higher caliber than the photographers I know. It’s just that we each have our own circle of friends and acquaintances. I have mine, you have yours. David has his.
The bigger point of reading that list, however, is how much it illustrates the abundance of talent who call New Mexico their creative home. Since David’s original posting I am sure the “complete” list is now at least doubled. I am sure most of you realize, as well, that no list can realistically be considered “complete.”
So, kudos to you, David, for being brave!