[Photographer, b. 1946, Lexington, Kentucky, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]
I had a choice: I could wail against the racism of the [prevailing] pictures or I could go and create photographs that would tell a contrary story.
I learned that the camera never lies about the photographer.
By putting your heart into your picture making, your eye will follow.
I believe the spirit of things exists in everything, including plant life and animal life. So I started challenging myself to see if I could translate this spirit into an image.
What has always driven my photography is the search for the spirit of things.
The ancients honored the spirit in all things, a philosophy I apply to my image-making today.