Conversations

Sarah Blesener

I am critical of the indoctrination of young people, but I have to balance that with my feeling for the kids themselves.

David Maisel

I’ve been looking to pull back the curtain on spaces that are not generally visible. The American West as it is never intended to be seen.

Jessica Wimbley

I wanted to think about my own cultural history in relationship to American history.

Pieter Hugo

In the process of making a portrait, there is a very brief moment when economic, linguistic, or any cultural divide gets bridged—albeit briefly.

Myles Little

I had to rely on metaphor and suggestion, to get at a truth that is denied to us otherwise.

Oliver Wasow

I aspired to make something that had some critical resonance but also satisfied something more mysterious and human.

Zoe Leonard

The amazing luxury of being an artist is that you build a life determined by your interests.

Lilly McElroy

I get to set up what becomes a genuine experience and that is significantly more important to me than the art artifact.

Bill Jacobson

I have always been a voyeur, and find the very act of looking pleasurable.