And I know I will never create a video with the beauty and durability of Ozier Muhammad's photographs.
But that's okay, really. Not only is Ozier a friend of many years, but he's been a co-worker in the journalism craft, and has a Pulitzer Prize to show for his talent and courage.
Brian Lehrer, the quintessential interviewer and selector of worthy interviewees, saw the timelessness in Ozier's photographs of Harlem and Chicago, and he invited our friend and colleague for a revealing sit-down.
In that session on CUNY TV, Ozier speaks of how he developed his aesthetic sensibilities and of his love for Harlem and for the Black neighborhoods of Chicago. Along the way, he speaks also of how the current video revolution is changing the way Times photographers do their jobs.
Enjoy the interview by clicking the right-pointing arrow on the image below.
And, by the way, check out the New York Times "lens" web page showcasing Ozier's Harlem shots, along with audio commentary by the photographer.
It was here that Lehrer was made aware of the artist's love affair with America's best known African-American neighborhood. [Click here.]
Last, but not least in noteworthiness, we disclose that Ozier took the photographs making up the proud logo of this BrooklynRon website.