Jim Goldberg
[Photographer, b. 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, lives in San Francisco.]

 [A photograph] is a part of the evidence. I’m not saying it’s the truth—it’s part of the evidence. 
 Before I even took pictures I knew that I wanted to have them as hard copy memories. 
 I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work. 
 The photograph is kind of a proof—a proof that I actually met these people, that they actually have lives, and that they’re worth considering. 
 There are many images which I miss on purpose. I’ve done too many of them before and photographing them again doesn’t change the world, or me.