Quote of the Day by Bill Jay


“Think clearly, act sensibly, commit yourself to caring and work hard in order to discover joy. Then give the images back to the world from which they were taken.” — Bill Jay (1940-2009)

Born in England, Bill Jay began his career with several photographic periodicals. He was the first Editor/Director of Creative Camera magazine (1968–1969), as well as the founder of Album magazine (1970–1971). In the 1970s, he also founded the program of Photographic Studies at Arizona State University, where he taught History and Criticism classes for 25 years. Jay has published over 400 articles, and is the author of more than 20 books on the history and criticism of photography. Some of his work includes Views on Nudes (1972), Photographers Photographed (1983), and Route 60 (1981).


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