“This is What a Human Looks Like “- A Project in Three Parts.
“One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.” ~ Joseph Campbell
“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.” ~ W. Eugene Smith
“Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.” ~ Shoshana Zuboff
On Acknowledging Curator and Artistic Bias:
A caveat. We acknowledge that curator and artistic bias is a given and a purely objective stance impossible. What you find here has been filtered through our particular lenses and juxtaposed in a myriad of ways. What you find here reflects us – our points-of-view, our perspectives and experiences and the natural condition of the human subjective stance. We form a small but eclectic collective, however one that will still never do justice to the beautfiul multitude of experiential differences that shape the filters each and every one of us percieves our world through. Nonetheless, we believe that there is a great advantage to be had in acknowledging this. By admitting bias and subjectivity we are given room to play within our perspectives, shift and shape them – pivot the center so that multiple standpoints are represented and new patterns and forms are able to emerge from out of our own partiality. We play with our world – defamiliarize and broadcast the expansive – and it (the world in all its glory) in turn shapes us.
“We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.” ~ Raoul Vaneigem