Schools for photography are with us; we speak of professional photographers; and it is said, looking with glowing pride at the handful of schooled men now entering the ranks, that tomorrow's photographers will all be trained. While we are training the camera man, we might well be about the business of training his audience, because without an educated audience tomorrow's photographer might as well go back to the period of the daguerrotype.
In the century ahead the peoples of the world have to learn to live together. Cultures and races have to learn to live side by side, influencing one another rather than engaging in a struggle to overwhelm one another. This is a job no world would choose for itself and accept only because there is no alternative.
THE FAMILY OF MAN • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART • EDWARD STEICHEN
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT
The educational aspects of this magazine loom larger than any of the members of the founding group realized a little over a year ago. It was thought that it would be enough to publish the sincerest photographs of a man and the reader would be able to understand from the pictures alone what the photographer intended.
Among the many fine features so far, I am particularly interested in Ansel Adams' "The Profession of Photography." He hints at a problem I have worked with myself, the education of a photographer. I noticed that Wilson Hicks, in his recent book, very slightly hints that something should be done in this area.