Raymond Saunders
United States, b. 1934

I’m not here to play the galleries. I am not responsible for anyone’s entertainment. I am responsible for being as fully myself, as man and artist, as I possibly can be, while allowing myself to hope that in the effort some light, some love, some beauty may be shed upon the world, and perhaps some inequities put right.

Raymond Saunders, Black Is a Color (1967). Reprinted in Darby English, 1971: A Year in the Life of Color (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 270.