I really enjoy Ed Ou’s need to explore the world as it is. Most people usually see the world at face value. They take it as it is presented to them and most of the time this a skewed view of the world. We are excited by flashy titles and extravagant photo posts. Our reality becomes whatever else is said by everyone else. Ed Ou is an example of the total opposite of current society’s train of thought. He wants people to see the as it is. No filters and real. He wishes to show the public what is happening in the world so they have no excuse of ignorance. This process of photography also gives ordinary citizens a voice in totalitarian nations. He believes that photography shows us the heartbeat of the world.