There are many great quotes in this interview with Dawoud Bey, but this resonated deeply with me:
African-Americans in photographs have very often been viewed through a lens of social pathology. So, I wanted to respond to that kind of representation by making photographs that conveyed a deep, complex humanity.
I want there to be real sense of interiority, to go beneath the surface.
We talk about making images with intentionality quite a bit, now I’ll add interiority to the conversation.