People are aware of the power of a camera, and this instinctively makes most subjects uncomfortable and stiff. But Bebeto taught me to linger in a place long enough, without photographing, so that people grew comfortable with me and the camera’s presence.
I choose to live in peace and witness war—to experience the worst in people but to remember the beauty.
I found that the camera was a comforting companion. It opened up new worlds, and gave me access to people’s most intimate moments.