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Photogs / Photo Exhibits This is the place to discuss a particular Photographer (work, style, life, whatever), as well as to post Gallery and Museum Photo Exhibitions and your own impressions of them. As we march on in this new digital world, it is often too easy to forget about the visual importance of the photographic print, as well as their financial importance to the photographer. It is also interesting to remember that some guy named Gene Smith shot with lenses that many lens test reading "never had a picture published in their life" amateurs would turn up their their noses at, as being "unacceptable."

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Al Kaplan has passed away :(
Old 12-30-2009   #1
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Al Kaplan has passed away :(

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Old 12-30-2009   #2
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May he rest in peace.
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Old 12-30-2009   #3
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OMG. I feel very sorry. (As a non native speaker it's hard to express this correctly).
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Old 12-30-2009   #4
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How sad, I was hoping to see him back here soon. Condolences to his family

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Old 12-30-2009   #5
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Very sad to hear this. He is already missed.
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Old 12-30-2009   #6
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Terrible news to have to read. Very sad. Yes, may he rest in peace.
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Old 12-30-2009   #7
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Condolences to the family.
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Old 12-30-2009   #8
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I FEEL dreadful...so very Sorry to hear this
May he now find Peace...
shooting amidst the clouds with his 21SA & 15mm
Love You AL wherever You may be ...
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Old 12-30-2009   #9
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Sigh, sad news indeed. May he rest in peace.
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Old 12-30-2009   #10
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How sad! I'll miss him!
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Old 12-30-2009   #11
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How sad. My condolences.
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Old 12-30-2009   #12
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Condolences to the family.
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Old 12-30-2009   #13
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Al! What a nice guy. What a good guy. Al will teach the Angels how to shoot film. Sad news.
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Old 12-30-2009   #14
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Old 12-30-2009   #15
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Sad news for those left behind. Rest in peace, Al.
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My condolences to his relatives and close friends,

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Old 12-30-2009   #17
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This is indeed sad news...Feel sorry, rest in peace...
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what a man he was.

he leaves behind an uncountable number of friends and a wonderful body of work. here's to Al Kaplan. we won't see another like him.

raise a cup of starbucks brew and try to live a little bit the way Al did.

I only knew Al from the web, but it was clear that his work and his love were one in the same. what a life it was.
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Old 12-30-2009   #19
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I am shocked by this news. Condolences goes to his family. Rest in peace Al.
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Old 12-30-2009   #20
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So sorry to read this. My condolences to his family, and godspeed to you, Al. Thanks for your years of generosity, humor, and wisdom. Your contributions here, at PN, and your blog have shared much, and taught and entertained many. You will be missed.
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Old 12-30-2009   #21
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My condolences to his family, may he rest in peace. I'll miss his presence here.
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My sympathy to his family and friends. He will be missed.
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Old 12-30-2009   #23
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It is sad to read this.
My condolences to Al's family, may he rest in peace.
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Old 12-30-2009   #24
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Condolences to his family and friends, an amazingly interesting man! Absolutely one of a kind.
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Old 12-30-2009   #25
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OMG OMG. This is sad news. I feel terrible. Best to the family in these hard times.
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So sorry to hear this, I was hoping that he'd be back here soon.

RIP, Al, and condolences to his family.

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This is very sad news. Al was a heluva nice guy, great sense of humor, and very generous in sharing his experience w/ rf and film photography. He'll be missed. My condolences to his family.
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Miss you!

I only know Al from my short presence on this board, which is less than a year. But I already felt I had gotten to know him and miss him now that he has departed. My condolences go to his loved ones.
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Old 12-30-2009   #29
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It takes someone extraordinary to make such an impact on so many people only by being himself. Even on an online forum.

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See you on the other side Al. Thank you for all your help and advice. I/we will miss you.

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Im sitting here numb. Al was so generous and helpful. We emailed several times and he always gave great advice.... along with a joke or two of course. Youre sorely missed Al!
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Terrible, terrible news. He was such a kind and generous man.

My condolences to his friends and family.

In correspondence with him last December, I told him him that although I only knew him on the internet, I had greatly enjoyed posts here and on other forums. I think his reply goes to show how much sharing meant to him:

"Sometime about 1966 I attended a lecture by the cultural anthropologist Margaret Meade. She talked about changes in the American family. Smaller families with less kids from one generation to the next, people moving away from their families to faraway places, like my mom moving from Massachusettes to Florida. She talked about the fact that kids traditionally learn skills not just from their parents but also from aunts and uncles as well. Uncle Bob might be a skilled woodworker or Aunt Emma makes the world's best chocolate chip cookies, but that world was fast disapearing. She said that we should strive to be aunts and uncles to our friends' and neighbors' children, passing on our skills and knowledge to them. That's why I write so much on the forum." --- Al Kaplan

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He will be missed. Thank you Al for your insights and humour.

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Sad news indeed. You could count on Al to have something interesting and witty to say, without ever winding anyone up. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his family. RIP.
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How sad. Al was a great character, and proponent/practitioner of photography. We appreciated him for his photographic skills and wit, but his family loved him for many other reasons, no doubt. May we all find peace.
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Very sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to the family. As many have said before me he was one of kind
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