American Photo's new issue highlights 10 Heroes of Photography who "inspire us with their commitment and courage" as the American Photo staff writes. But not one of those photographers actually wants to be called a hero, because they don't see themselves as heroes. Personally I am very much with Joseph Rodriguez who, according to Fred Ritchin, the director of PixelPress, insists that the people he photographs are the true heroes. How true. As I always say: "What could possibly be more interesting than real life?" Sure, there are people I consider heroes, in photography and outside of it, but that's more about their feeling, dedication, talent, and calling than about a heroic idea of a single person.