A C K N O W L E D G E M E N T S
How does one thank all the people who have helped me in this gift of a lifetime of art?
All the love and encouragement given over the years by my family and friends.
The long chain of artists who came before me and those that will come after me.
The teachers who have assisted me, and the assistants who have taught me.
To those who know that our essential humanity is primary, as we respect each others' different traditions and cultures…
The art seers, critics, curators, gallerists, and fellowship granters…
But above all, I want to acknowledge the gracious people I have photographed [and will continue to photograph] in my studio and throughout this wonderful world of ours… you took a chance and trusted a crazed ‘artist’ like me to peek into your soul.
Your portraits have become the venerated icons of my life’s work.
I also want to thank my guides-friends in India and Africa, who opened the hearts and lives of others to me and to my work.
Without you this work would have been impossible.
With special gratitute to:
Ram Niwas Jangid
Kolkata [Calcutta], West Bengal, India
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
I will never forget all of you.