I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant’s way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.
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Michael Read is a student in the MFA program in photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he edited Corradi, a magazine of the arts.
It’s hard not to see that a photograph is an act of aggression, no matter who is taking it. You’re stopping people from the flow of their lives, you’re cropping them from the space in which they live and have their being, you’re juxtaposing them with something that they didn’t know they were next to.