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Quote I want to make things that are beautiful, seductive, formally challenging and culturally meaningful. I’m also committed to radical social change. Any form of human injustice moves me deeply … the battle against all forms of oppression keeps me going and keeps me focused. —Carrie Mae Weems Photographers Nan Golden, 1953– Robert Mapplethorpe, 1946-1989 Carrie Mae Weems, 1953– Lorna Simpson, 1960– Cindy Sherman, 1954– Yasumasa Morimura, 1951– Nan Golden The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is the diary I let people read. My written diaries are private; they form a closed document of my world and allow me the distance to analyze it. My visual diary is public. … These pictures may be an invitation to my world, but they were taken so that I could see the people in them. I sometimes don’t know how I feel about someone until I take his or her picture. I don’t select people in order to photograph them; I photograph directly from my life. These pictures come out of relationships, not observation. People in the pictures say my camera is as much a part of being with me as any other aspect of knowing me. It’s as if my hand were a camera. If it were possible, I’d want no mechanism between
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course PGY PGY2401C taught by Professor Teresadiehl during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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