Elaine Reichek
[Artist, b. 1969, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 The trouble with photography is that it gives you the illusion that it’s possible to see purely. In a limited way, the camera catches so accurately what’s in front of it that you think that’s all there is to say. In fact, of course, the very idea that that's all there is to say is part of an attitude, a cultural stance, a politics, an ideology, a whole mental structure of which the camera is only a small part. 
 I want to be the woman who put the kink in the straightness of photography.