apathy and integrity.
i've spent some time thinking about the department i'm in and how frustrating it really is. it's sad to me that we haven't created and cultivated a better environment to work in and the amount of apathy or disregard that has taken its place. we would be much bigger artists, and people in general, if we invested the amount of time and focus we should into where we are and what we are doing. it's only as much of a joke as you make it. take a second and think about the money you're spending and what you plan to do when you leave. i can't help but feel as if photography is just something people do here on the side. a hobby or some kind of obligation for what they have to do to get a degree instead of something that they are passionate about. this isn't high school. this isn't community college. this is supposed to be what you're doing with the rest of your life. so don't walk out of critiques, talk during them. don't spend your night off on facebook, research something. don't give me excuses about being so tired your brain can't work during your critique. don't sit around and complain about how much you think our department sucks and then cut class and not contribute. you're supposed to be here for a reason. take a second and really think about it. what's yours?
now do something about it.