After NYU had this tragic tantrum, it’s nice to see that protests and assemblies are still a driving force everywhere else. (Not to say I don’t support TBNYU’s cause, but really, that was just really poorly planned and executed.)
I did a project last year consisting of images of people acting for change. Most of the images weren’t fromt the US, and I think it’s really amazing to look at different countries to see what is so valued that masses of people will gather and defend it.
I also heard something else in an interview with Jonathan Torgovnik, whose work Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape is on display at Aperture. He said that all documentary and journalism photographers are all activists. We feel a need to do what we do, but at the same time, we recognize the limits of our work and want to go the extra mile. That made me feel good. 🙂