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1. a person‘s usual or principal work or business, esp. as a means of earning a living; vocation: Her occupation was photojournalism.
2. any activity in which a person is engaged.
employment, pursuit, craft, métier. Occupation, business, profession, trade refer to the activity to which one regularly devotes oneself, esp. one‘s regular work, or means of getting a living.
Thanks to all the collectors, institutions, galleries, dealers and photographers who have provided examples for this exhibition. Other examples always welcome.
Afterimage Gallery, American Antiquarian Society, American Art Museum - Smithsonian Institution, Amon Carter Museum, Andrew Cahan: Bookseller - Ltd, Andrew Smith Gallery, Barry Singer Gallery, Bassenge Photography Auctions, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, Capitol Gallery, Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Charles Isaacs Photographs - Inc, Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Cowan's Auctions - Inc, Dominic Winter Book Auctions, Fraenkel Gallery, Galerie Johannes Faber, George Eastman Museum, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, J. Cosmas Vintage Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Jefferson Stereoptics, Larry Gottheim - Be-hold - Inc, Lee Gallery, Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Division, LIFE, Lumiere Press, Monroe Gallery Of Photography, Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands / National Archive of the Netherlands, National Archives and Records Administration, National Gallery of Canada - The Origins of Photography: The Matthew R. Isenburg and Enhanced Isenburg Collections 1840-1880, OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Palinda Stephen de Silva Collection, Paul Frecker, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Private collection of Brian Smolens, Private collection of Laurie Minor, Private collection of Michel Mégnin, Private collection of T. Max Hochstetler, Provided by the artist - Ellen Susan, Provided by the artists - Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer, Rijksmuseum, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Stereographica - Antique Photographica, Swann Galleries - New York, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Vintage-Photos, echtl & Voseček Museum of Photography.