(Source: kwamejaw, via knowledgeequalsblackpower)

" Whiteness is not a culture. There is Irish culture and Italian culture and American culture - the latter, as Albert Murray pointed out, a mixture of the Yankee, the Indian, and the Negro (with a pinch of ethnic salt); there is youth culture and drug culture and queer culture; but there is no such thing as white culture. Whiteness has nothing to do with culture and everything to do with social position. It is nothing but a reflection of privilege, and exists for no reason other than to defend it. Without the privileges attached to it, the white race would not exist, and the white skin would have no more social significance than big feet. "


Nannying may have been ideal but it was, alas, a job, and had many non-photographic responsibilities. I think that when it all boils down, the main reason she was a nanny is the same reason most artists have day jobs: she had to make a fucking living. Simple. Ask any barista what they really care about and you’ll get the same story. Because the best photography is generally not made by full-time professionals. It’s made by clerks, copy writers, bakers, landscapers, taxi drivers, auto mechanics…and, yes, nannies. Buried talent is not an anomaly in America. It’s the norm. 

Blake Andrews