“I don’t take photographs thinking that they are going to be art. I take the photographs thinking that I need to keep the moment, because I need to look at it afterwards.”
– Gabriel Orozco
“‘No Crying Allowed in the Barber Shop’…it’s about recreating my memory. When I was five years old my father took me to get my first haircut right around the neighborhood. And what was meant to be a celebration became disastrous event. I was crying a lot, I was scared…What traumatized me wasn’t so much the haircut itself but the way that this barber dealt with my kind of hair…That experience was a combination of race and a right of passage into becoming a little man.”
– Pepón Osorio
See more memory-driven and inspired artwork at the Art21 Season Three page here.