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Andres Serrano
August 15, 1950 -
Nationality: American
Category: Photographer
Subcategory: American Photographer

Being born, especially being born a person of color, is a political act in itself.


I like the aesthetics of the Church.


I have never voted in my life.


I like going to Church for aesthetic reasons, rather than spiritual ones.


I usually refer to myself as Hispanic.


An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine.


Whenever possible, I operate outside the system.


My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.


My use of the medium - photography - is in some ways traditional.


I don't think that because I am Hispanic I should therefore do Hispanic work.


One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.


I think if the Vatican is smart, someday they'll collect my work.


I am an artist first and a photographer second.


My work is intensely personal.


I have always felt that my work is religious, not sacrilegious.


As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today is not opposed to being called a Christian, I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the Church and resented being told not to.


People have to find ways of explaining the work.


Unfortunately, the Church's position on most contemporary issues makes it hard to take them seriously.


I am just an artist.


Some people have compared the Klan images to ecclesiastical figures.


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