Which came first, being a nomad, or photography? Or did both happen at the same time?

Some elements of the community are more political than others, but to me, there’s something inherently political about taking to the road and being the nomad. Sometimes it’s a conscious political act, and sometimes it’s not. But the political nature of the nomad has less to do with nomadism in and of itself and more to do with the nation-state context within which the nomad lives. When you’re nomadic or homeless, you are basically an illegal body. It’s difficult to exist in any space without trespassing. Law enforcement has certain biases against that community. Within societies as we know them today, for the most part — and also throughout most of history — nomads have been ostracized and their bodies made illegal, sometimes in a more bureaucratic fashion, and sometimes just socially, with ostracism


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