The last time I checked, there were no children for sale in the aisles of an art supply store. Of course, anything to the contrary would be completely ridiculous, let alone abusive and flat out illegal. Why is it, then, that babies and toddlers have become such a hot prop in today's photographic arts?
It is our habit and our pleasure to read books every day, but sometimes, cultural capital comes outside a binder or a box. It ripples over the bubbles on standardized tests. Tests are a given--they will always exist. But higher learning takes on myriad forms and often reveals itself in people, places and situations we least expect.