They told us not to wish in the first place, not to aspire, not to try; to be quiet, to play nice, to shoot low and aspire not at all. They are always wrong. Follow your dreams. Make your wishes. Create the future. And above all, believe in yourself. That is the lesson of Babylon 5.
— J. Michael Straczynski
The camera can rip down our walls, shred our souls, grab us by the throat and strangle us. The camera can rape, exploit, and demean all without any kind of physical contact. Photography, if we allow it – moving or still – opens us, violates us, and force feeds us someone else’s experiences, someone else’s soul, or simply puts us intimately in touch with our own.
— Elaine Barlow