by Skip Cohen
The year is 2003 and WPPI's lineup was one of the best in the industry. What's amazing is how it kept growing and hit over 15,000 in 2009. By 2004 we'd outgrown Bally's and expanded into the Paris Hotel. And, while the market has changed a lot over the last ten years, it's still a key event in the industry and continues to focus on education.
The fun of Throwback Thursday is the walk down Memory Lane while looking through the rearview mirror. My experience in the seven years I was president of Rangefinder Publishing and WPPI brought some of the most exceptional people in the industry into my life, most of them still people I talk to regularly. Sadly, a few of them have passed away, but what an incredible legacy they gave us!
If you haven't taken the time to look back today, stop what you're doing and take five. Indeed, you can never go back, but it's always fun to see how far you've come. I've used this quote so many times in the past from author Jody Picoult:
This is what I like about photographs.
They're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.
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