A photographer friend in Bullhead City, Arizona sent me this link to a BBC article about the photographs of John Turner. John Turner died without his work being recognized in his lifetime.
Sometimes all you have to do to get recognition is to die and leave your work to someone who will publicize it.
Another alternative is for you to publicize your own work before you die. I keep doing that, but not very effectively. I can fool some of the people some of the time.
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