EVERY PHOTO TELLS a story, they say. I believe it’s true – but then there are usually many sides to a story, and a question that every appreciator or viewer of photography should perhaps ask themselves is: which part or side of the story is this particular photo telling?
Even when photographers don’t think they have biases, they do. It’s impossible for any sentient being to not be influenced one way or another by his or her political, social, cultural backgrounds and/or immediate environments. Aside from that, there’s the ever-present danger of adhering to cliche – photographing in a particular style that’s worked for others in the past.