Loss of fine art photography tradition
I would also guess many are like me, I never went to school for photography, so who would have taught me of the various greats that came before, all I know are the artists of now that I'm familiar with, I don't see any images other than Ansel's that are of any name mention at all in my daily life, even when I'm paying attention.
I only know of Dan for example because I met him, and only know Ron because he's a prolific figure on APUG, but the greats, where would I even see them?
I would guess its a lot about lack of exposure (no pun intended)
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