Smell and taste.
Eye and hand.
How we interact with the world around us.
Collective memory and internal reality.
I think these are the concerns of photography.

Ultimately, I make pictures for myself – a search for my own truths. To make some kind of sense of these diverse, rich with life, divisive, greedy, thoughtful, and generous people who inhabit the places we call home. When I photograph, I often think, if only common ground can be found, if I can establish a trust with the subject of my picture, then perhaps that relationship can be communicated to a viewer. And if it can, then maybe that viewer will be challenged in a long-held belief, or come away with some fresh understanding of their own world. But mostly I hope the photographs will prompt openness and encourage people to be receptive to the shared experience of being human.

– Rob Amberg, July 2013