20 or so years ago I worked at a used and rare bookstore. I had free reign of the extensive photo section. There are 2 photographers whose work burned into me: Sally Mann, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. I have and will not part with Sally Mann's Immediate Family, and the recent Ralph Eugene Meatyard by Ralph Eugene Meatyard and Guy Davenport.

I continue to learn from them and be haunted by their images.