We are who we are. We bring our sex, race, economic background, our cultural history, and education. We will bring our own conscious and unconscious understandings of who we are. We will consciously or unconsciously situate ourselves relative to our current circumstances and greater society.
With this mixture of sex, race, economic background, cultural history, education and all the rest, you choose their importance consciously or unconsciously. Here lie our experiences, strengths, flaws, wisdom and ignorance all wrapped up into one ‘me’. These are the ‘eyes’ all of us bring to this subject. This photographer is not exempt.