"What does a person deserve by being a person?"— Eli Siegel
They were going for something so big, how could I have taken their pictures and just walked away? Against the background of the rough beach, these children are asking, "Can this world, so unknown, be for me?" The next moment, they cover themselves and their faces are thoughtful and yearning.
In the Aesthetic Realism Critical Inquiry class, consultant, artist, and critic Dorothy Koppelman said to me: "They want to be known. You didn't want to see that. And then you did want to – and you can be proud of that."