“The purpose of art is, in the end, to find beauty, and by that to share an intuition of promise. …Are there scenes in life, right now, for which we may conceivably be thankful? Is there a basis for joy or serenity, even if felt only occasionally? Are there grounds now and then for an un-ironic smile? Every artist and would-be artist should, I think, recognize a responsibility to try, without lying, to answer those questions with a yes.” – Robert Adams, in an interview with Joshua Chang, published in the Winter 2009 issue of Aperture.
December 31, 2009