On Being a Photographer – Bill Jay

In this interview, Bill Jay gives his thoughts on photography. It rambles a little but he makes some good points.

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6 replies on “On Being a Photographer – Bill Jay”

I took a fantastic History of Photography course from Bill Jay at ASU in the 80’s.

Now I am looking for contact info because I have a rare colloidal plate which may be of great interest to him. Do you have an email address for him.

Your help is greatly appreciated


Chris Merchant

I had Bill Jay as a Photo History Teacher at Arizona State University in 1974-75. I just saw the Nov – Dec issue of LensWork, and he writes End Notes for the magazine. No known contact for him, but try LensWork at 800-659-2130 in Anacortes, Washington, or

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