The drugs were rampant, abandoned buildings were everywhere, it was hard to get jobs, and I was capturing an immigrant society who was trying to cope and survive in a new location that was often unwelcoming and sometimes hostile.
I got to know each person I photographed before I ever took out the camera. Establishing true friendships and immersing myself in the culture was deeply important to me.
[The environment] is most definitely an urgent issue to the people of all nations, and getting more urgent the longer everything continues in the old ways, but so far the corporate influence on policy has prevented any meaningful action.
Think of the body of mathematics as the unfinished rule book of nature. Just as there is beauty in nature, there is also great beauty in mathematics. It is a conceptual beauty that time and again translates into visual or audial beauty.
We fought our way out of the dust bowl for economic uncertainty, poverty and unemployment due to huge disparities in wealth distribution in the modern day.