The New Baker's Dozen.
"He went easy on women and the poor, feeling that the weight of human society fell on them. He would say, “The sins of women and children, domestic servants and the weak, the poor and ignorant, are the sins of the husbands and fathers, the masters, the strong and the rich and the educated.”
He would also say “Those who are ignorant should be taught all you can teach them; society is to blame for not providing free public education; and society will answer for the obscurity it produces. If the soul is left in darkness, sin will be committed. The guilty party is not he who has sinned, but he who created the darkness in the first place.”
As you can see, he had a strange, idiosyncratic way of looking at things. I suspect he got it from the Gospel."
"When you think about it, photography is a kind of time travel…. a ghost preserved by light."