My subject matter has come to be not just urban public spaces, which are after all a projection of our ideas about civility, but also the people who use these spaces. They pass through on their way to and from work, or looking for something or someone, daydreaming and running errands. These quotidian scenes lacking in outward drama, represent our highest ideals of mutual respect, tolerance and collective activity. With quiet, calm dignity people take part in a utopian experiment in peaceful co-existence. The possibility of walking—or just being—without fear, in the complex infrastructure of an urban public space, is as amazing as the possibility of walking on the moon.