I first saw a Paul Strand photo when I was maybe 12 in the book The Family of Man. That book...I looked through those photographs over and over. I found them astonishing...I don't know why...maybe because many of the photos were intriguing, story-telling pictures. Strand's photo of the blind woman quite shocked me. The photo of those beautiful Italian young men...I remember looking back and forth at them...seeing the family resemblance...wondering who was oldest.