Jeannee and I drove down to a park just past Sun Studios and set up the background. In a playground a zillion kids, just like Egypt, just like China, but the teachers here told the kids to stay away from us. I went over and spoke to the adults, explained what I was doing and they, in turn, volunteered themselves. I took portraits of whomever Jeannee asked. She was my connection my confidante, my calm and articulate partner that day. She had only one refusal, a “Get yer honky ass out of my face.” It was such fun. It felt like it was exactly what I was supposed to do.
Notes from my diary – Memphis Tennessee, USA, 2000