Nancy Burson
[Photographer and artist, b. 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, lives in New York.]

 My work from the last 25 years has been asking people to see differently. 
 Don’t we have to respond to people who don’t seem “normal” to us?" Will my child grow up able to accept that not everyone looks the same? 
 All of my early images were really visual experiments to me. They were attempts to answer unasked questions like, what happens if you put images of six men and six women together, or if we combined a monkey’s image with a human, would the result approximate an image of early man?