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|New work from an on-going project called Dealers
The avocation of postage stamp collecting is becoming a rarity in itself. The average age of
collectors is 65. Young dealers and customers that would maintain the profession are scarce.
This project documents stamp collecting through a series of portraits of dealers in their natural
environment. There is a general sense of pride in each dealer's accomplishments, yet feelings of
vulnerability and helplessness are certainly prevalent. My intention is to capture this duality, and
provide a record of a profession that might soon be part of the past.
I hope that this project will provide recognition and appreciation for philatelic dealers, and generate
more interest in the art and history behind postage stamps.