"What’s the secret to creating great photos? The biggest secret is that you’re already making perfect photos. You’ve been told that you’re not, because of the second biggest secret: the teaching of photography has always and will always make more money than the photographs themselves."
"Iffy artist-teachers wield enormous artistic and intellectual influence over students, favors are doled out in power cliques. Zealous theoreticians continue to scare the creativity and opinions out their third generation of young artists and critics. Too many students make highly derivative work (often like that of their teachers) and no one tells them so. A lot of artists in these programs learn how to talk a good game instead of being honestly self-critical about their own work."