The snapshots in CHINA: Portrait of a People are not meant to be works of art. I was too preoccupied with participating, with reveling in the moment, to worry about their perfection. Their purpose, then, is to form a candid portrait of China exactly as China presented itself to me.
There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk.
When magic through nerves and reason passes, Imagination, force, and passion will thunder. The portrait of the world is changed.