[Art] Ferrier's attitude toward his photography pops up in his classroom. Pay attention to what you see on the streets every day, he said he tells his students. Yes, the news focuses on the ugly stuff, but "all around us is also beauty."
He quotes a line from legendary folk singer Phil Ochs: "Ah, but in such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty."
That quote, he said, "has never left me."