Quote Originally Posted by davidkachel View Post
Without tradition and history, the future is bleak.
I heartily disagree. Tradition, IMO, is generally about protecting vested interests/old capital/old power.

The only things at risk photographically are the "old" business models and who is in charge. There are in history many overthrows of the powers that be/were in art, 'tis the way of the world.

Don't get me wrong I truly believe that knowing history is important socially, not understanding the world around us and the follies that drive world and local events is recipe for disaster; but not knowing who Steglitz is has no bearing on my ability to make good photos/art or the collapse of society.