"one's own voice and offering something to the world that is completely original and one's own."
What if people, most of the time, don't listen to you?
Should art be a mirror to what is happening in the world?
Suggest viewing the movie, "Smash His Camera!" It shows different opinions from people who think they know art. Do they know art? Is his photography "snaps"? Or is there more to the photographs?
Here is a page where you can view articles on the movie:
Does art become more arty after the artist dies?
Interesting, don't you think?