"Words are just a way we communicate. Images are a way we communicate. And I couldn't figure out why they had to be in different baskets."
"En la barbaria no se llora (No Crying Allowed in the Babershop)," detail (1994)
"'No Crying Allowed in the Barber Shop'...it’s about recreating my memory. When I was five years old my father took me to get my first haircut right around the neighborhood. And what was meant to be a celebration became disastrous event. I was crying a lot, I was scared...What traumatized me wasn’t so much the haircut itself but the way that this barber dealt with my kind of hair...That experience was a combination of race and a right of passage into becoming a little man."
- Pepón Osorio