Monday, September 2, 2013

The job of an artist

The woman behind the NSA scoops - "“The job of an artist is to express things; we’re not activists, we’re not organizers, we’re not politicians. So even though I do have political beliefs, my job as an artist is to express how I’m perceiving the world,” Poitras said in a 2011 video interview with the New York Times. ”And so the work I’ve tried to do as a storyteller, as a filmmaker, as somebody who captures images, is to create documents, to create a record, and to create a record that’s grounded in human stories.”"

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