Showcase: Neighborly Hatred – Lens Blog – NYTimes.com:
PERPIGNAN, France — If you want to understand why Justyna Mielnikiewicz has spent eight years photographing border disputes and ethnic conflicts in the South Caucasus, you should know two stories from her childhood.
One of the best things about the internship was how closely I got to work with Harley Jessup, whose work had already had a big influence on me. The most valuable lesson I learned from him was how to get work done even on days where you don’t “feel it.” He made us fill up giant bulletin boards with artwork and I got used to pinning up drawings I wasn’t totally comfortable with just to fill the space. The funny thing is that once the artwork is pinned up you feel less bad about it, and it’s easier to visualize what else needs to be done and what holes should be filled. Right when I got back from Pixar, I bought a big bulletin board for my studio and I still pin up as much work as I can to keep myself moving forward all the time.