I Wanted To Do Photography As A Job, The Other Students Wanted To Make Art

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I ended up failing out of UGA’s art program within a year. I was not an ar-teest—I wanted to do photography as a job—but everyone looked at me like I was a whore. I wanted to make money with photography while the other students wanted to make art. I didn’t do well with art: I didn’t take pictures of naked girls laying on headstones, or talk about the “juxtaposition of life and death” and the “cold, hard granite of the headstone.” It sucked.

via The Great Discontent: Zack Arias.

There Are 3 Comments On This Article.

  1. Margot Komine

    Enjoyed reading this, sounds like a good person. The ‘favorite food’ part made me smile.

  2. It is a great interview and story I believe he has shared before but good to hear and share with those who are struggling.