How important is it that a photographer knows the history of his/her craft? I can probably name 10 photographers at most, and 9 of them are modern photographers. Is that common in this industry? Should I take the time to educate myself on the greats? Is there something to be gained from it other than just knowing their story? Just something that has been on my mind a lot lately as I read modern publications, and I was curious to what others thought.