Form Security Administration (I Have a Strong Feeling). 1994–95. Knitted cotton yarn, and oil on gelatin silver print. 62 1/2 in. x 9 ft. 1/2 in. (157.5 x 275.6 cm)


I have a strong feeling that the “sense of beauty,” like nearly everything else, is a class privilege.

— James Agee


Photography does not stand by itself in a vacuum; it is linked on the one side to manufacturers of materials and on the other side to the distributors of the product, that is to publishers, editors, business leaders, museum directors, and to the public. Unless they do their share of growing up to their responsibilities the photographer can languish or take up knitting.

— Berenice Abbott