—John Cage describing the premiere of his silent composition 4'33", quoted in The New Yorker, 10/4/10
Winogrand: I mean, just take a look in this room, ok? Who is wearing anything black? Take a look at somebody who is wearing black. There’s light on it, what color is it, is it black? Or is it grey? Is there a black in nature?
Audience Member: Yeah?
Winogrand: No, sorry. When the lights are out, when there’s no light, it’s black. Take pictures then, be my guest.
—From a 1974 talk at MIT, transcribed on 2point8