Back in our freshman year at art school, we'd get very upset when our barely-functioning alcoholic drawing instructor referred to photography as a "point and click" form of art making. Even during that impressionable first year, we knew he was exhibiting a famously old-school bias against photography, one that was perpetrated by many senior members of the painting and drawing faculty on a campus known for excellence amongst its staff and students. Professor Conté Crayon couldn't seem to wrap his head around anything that wasn't a drawing or painting—unless it was on the rocks, that is.

Photo by Bayete Ross-Smith