Which wolf do you feed?
Journalist Bill Moyers tells a Cherokee story about a tribal elder telling a story to his grandson about a battle he was waging inside himself between two wolves. An evil wolf full of anger, envy, ego, guilt, and all the characteristics that describe evil. And a good wolf, full of joy, purity, love, humility, truth, compassion, and all the characteristics that describe good. His grandson listened, then asked, “Which wolf won?” To which his grandfather said, “The one I feed.”
Moyers was talking about democracy and the press, but I see strong parallels right in front of me with photography. Why we photograph, how we spend our precious time, and what we choose to give our attention to, to feed.