Louise Lawler
[Artist, b. 1947, Bronxville, New York, lives in New York.]

 You know, I’m not even comfortable taking photographs when I know what I’m taking. I feel as if approaching something with too much clarity in advance could eliminate possibilities. 
 A photograph is one kind of information. It can be made more or less explicit with a text. You are told “some things” about “something”; never everything. By being “told” you hopefully are more aware that someone is “telling”; choices have been made and can continue to be made. 
 Why photographs now?