Photography helps us learn to be aware of
all the senses we're born with. It's about how we learn from
what we do and vise versa. Learning to select a visual vocabulary.
It's about learning to be Fair and have the courage to recognize
our own limitations. This means not giving up. This also means
doing our best. There're many ways to accomplish the same goal.
It's a matter of analyzing our own ability, resouces and willingness.
It's about translating the above into a visual sentence --a photograph.
Not every photograph is art. But a photograph should be artfully
Oi Veerasarn, June 1999
(notes for Photography 101, American University, Washington,