Dr. Greg's Historical & Modern Photography
"Everything that gives birth is female. When men begin to understand the relationship of the universe as women have always known, the world will begin to change for the better".
Lorainne Canoe (Mowhawk) 1993. From Edward S. Curtis, The Women edited by Christopher Cardozo.
This is a quote from a native American. When I first read it I realized that one of the reasons I like to create narrative in photographs by using images of women is because I'm very aware of how different the world might be if humans could widen their view of what it is to be a human. I, as a male, am there in the choices made to create the image. But narrative requires dialogue, and dialogue, to be true, requires openness to an other. I need her image to complete the dialogue.
This is true if both women and men broadened their view of how complete human nature might be.