One of my favorite things about shooting for The Corcoran is that I get to meet great artists. Listening to each artist in their own words gives a more complete picture of how they view their field and a better insight into their own thought process. Thomas Demand was one of the more soft spoken artists I've met at The Corcoran, but listening to him gave me a lot to think about while pursuing my own photography.
Thomas Demand works with photography in his art, but specifically stated that he doesn't consider himself a photographer. Demand is fairly critical of many of the conventions of photography.
He spent the better part of an afternoon meeting with the photo seniors and discussing their work. He didn't hide his opinions, or beliefs about photography, and offered candid advice that would push the students farther with their work.