— part of an email from Japanese photographer Aki Yamaguchi
"No matter how much photographers like to argue to the contrary….all photographs from Day One of Photography tell a story. The story may not shout at you at first, but given time, an open mind (and ears, eyes and heart), you will understand it at some point. That is, if you are ALIVE. I often wonder if the current generation is alive…so many of them seem to be content to be nothing more than screen watchers, button pushers, and butt scratchers."