Photography allows you to be the light that shines onto someone so that the rest of the world can see them.
If we can’t think for ourselves, if we’re unwilling to question authority, then we’re just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power will work for us.
However I have discovered over time– the best photographic opportunities are in your own backyard (neighborhood, city, community) and staying true to your roots is really important. There are tons of photographic opportunities waiting to be shot where you already live.
We never know when a great “decisive moment” will happen– so wandering and being flexible and open to ideas is important.
I embrace my own unimportance.
Pick something you love and get to work.