Toward the end of last summer, I was photographing in Midwood, which
is many Russian Orthodox Jews. I saw a Bengalese woman with her
children (photo inset). They were beautiful and I was desperate to get
their portraits. The woman didn't speak any English, but her 8-year-old
son did. I found myself trying to convince this little boy that he
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to have his picture taken. After I explained to him that his portrait
would be in a museum and he would also get a copy. He looked up at me
and asked me the most difficult question any one has ever posed to me
about my work "and why do we need this?" In the end, I got the picture.
You should go read the whole thing. Here's her website, too.