oh the places you'll go

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I’m enjoying an online class from Coursera, Seeing Through Photographs, by The Museum of Modern Art.

The introductory lesson included an interview with Marvin Heiferman, author of the book, Photography Changes Everything.

There’s a lot for me to learn, and I love the challenge. I often hear photographers and other creative folks refer to themselves as self-taught. This puzzles me. I wonder how it is that we might teach ourselves without acknowledging the many books, people, places, art and experiences that inspire and influence us. Photography has been one of my greatest teachers.

It lets you step outside yourself and look at the world in a different way.
— Marvin Heiferman