"I'm interested in raising questions, basically, how to look at the Other" -- Viviane Sassen as quoted in About Face, an article featuring her work as a photographer in last month's New York Times
Hmmm, I thought. That hardly seemed fair.
Someone else thought it wasn't, either. I open up the NYT and am immediately transported to my 9 year old self.
There's something about being different that helps you recognize the Other. For Ms. Sassen, it was life in Africa. Me? Growing up in conservative South during height of Reaganomics. And learning you're gay.
Trust me, they don't teach that at cotillion.
--Dutch artist Viviane Sassen, New York Times
Do you see the Other? To read the article and view her thought provoking work in it's entirety click here.