“As long as man has problems, as long as he has sorrow, as long as he has happiness, as long as he has joy, as long as he has routine; and as long as there is death, and birth – all these things that make human beings different from the animals, that make life something to be lived and something to be fearful of and something to look forward to – all those things make great journalism, great paintings. And in the end there will only be good photographers and great photographers, if we’re a part of that. That’s going to hold. It’s always held.”

Roy Stryker, Director of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section (US Library of Congress, Interview with Roy Stryker, 1975)