you might want to check out a photography exhibit that my dad - Will Brown - is part of at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The show is up until January 31, 2010. My father has (I think) 22 photographs in the show, all showing buildings and a few people in South Philadelphia, where we lived when I was born.
It's pretty exciting for him. Though he's made photography a career, he pursued the commercial side of it, and the good stuff (ie what's in the show) is mostly work he did because it interested him.
I'm super proud.
Follow your dreams.