Photographer Ranks 144 in Rating of 200 Jobs. Appreciate a Photographer!!

Last year at this time the rankings were:

#122 Vending Machine Repairer
#125 Waiter/Waitress
#126 Photographer
#131 Maid
#134 Undertaker
#156 Dishwasher
#189 Photojournalist
#190 Butcher
#195 Garbage Collector

This year, photographer has dropped to 144 and photojournalist has moved up to 185:

#82 Attorney
#83 Physician (General Practice)
#87 Artist (Fine Art) – (Score one for MFA!)
#88 Respiratory Therapist
#90 Photographic Process Worker
#140 Bartender
#141 Janitor
#144 Photographer
#167 Dishwasher
#174 Mail Carrier
#184 Dairy Farmer
#185 Photojournalist
#186 Sheet Metal Worker
#190 Stevedore

Time to appreciate a photographer again!

With the hope of putting a little smile on the face of a miserable, cold, starving photographer, I am officially declaring this Appreciate A Photographer Week.

What does this mean? Each day for one week, I’m going to contact a photographer/photojournalist I’ve never talked to before and tell them how much I love their work. A simple email is all. Something like:

Hi xxxx

Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great start. I just wanted to write and tell you how much I appreciate your series xxxx. …yadda yadda yadda. I really love how yadda yadda yadda. Thank you for making it and sharing it.

So, please join me. If you don’t want to do it for a week, just do it today. Send an email to a photographer you admire but have never met. Tell him or her how much you like their work. It shouldn’t take you more than five minutes and who knows, you might make a new friend or seven. At the very least, you’ll probably brighten a photographer’s day just a little bit!

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5 Responses to Photographer Ranks 144 in Rating of 200 Jobs. Appreciate a Photographer!!

  1. Felix says:

    I’m new here (this my first visit) but I’m immeaurably moved by the warmth of your suggestion 🙂

  2. Morganna says:

    This post made me smile so much. Ditto with DH- love your blog and thankyou so much for sharing your world with us.

  3. nadia says:

    What a wonderful idea! Now how to pick out of so many wonderful artists…

  4. dh says:

    James
    Just wanted to tell YOU how much I appreciate your work and your talent, both with the camera and the pen. Thank you for your blog; thank you for sharing your journey. Your future, my friend, is bright.
    dh

  5. Will Alan says:

    Hard to say what those numbers are polling from… I didn’t see anything in the top 20 I’d even consider.

    “Philosopher” —> that’s not even a job! However… it pays better than a parole officer. Ha!

    And photographer falls below janitor… wow.

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