Go Read Hold Your Fire. It's political, but well written and from an entirely different angle. He begins: "I had waited a long time for a perfect opportunity to photograph Los Angeles at night."
All of these things remind me of the quote from Pastor Neimoeller: "First they came for the Jews, but I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and no one was left to speak out for me."
Thanks to Brain Crayons for the link.