(this user icon in fact makes an interesting backdrop to my comments, since behind me is a piece of African artwork my sister gave me many years ago... which I have come to appreciate slightly differently as I come to understand cultural appropriation.)
Happily, this was not true for one artist, who takes pictures closer to home. Clifton Henri also impressed me with the feeling and biography of his pictures in addition to composition.
I particularly liked some of his pictures of kids (titles his).
the me i see
See the rest of his portfolio on Clifton Henri's website