Nothing beats Throwback Thursday for keeping track of trends and being politically correct...or incorrect.
Well, it's the PMDA Man of the Year dinner in 1990. PMDA (PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association) held their annual dinner the night before the PMA show opened each year. At the time I was on their Board and loved some of the things we did for the industry over the years.
The association was established in 1939 and for years had held their annual recognition dinner under the umbrella of "Man of the Year." However, the name of the event had to quickly change and be more in tune with the times when Mrs. Moriyama, President of JCII (Japan Camera and Optical Instruments Inspection and Testing Institute) was given the achievement award.
Well, it's Throwback Thursday and the perfect day for you to dig through those old images and then share them on a blog post. For me it's got great entertainment value, but for you as working artists, it's the perfect marketing tool to remind your clients of the importance of photographs and capturing those special memories. Remember, for most of you the target is Mom, and you need to remind her about how fast the kids are growing up and life is changing!
Happy Throwback Thursday!
PS A BIG thanks to my good buddy Bob Nunn (last on the right) for pulling this one out of his private stash!
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