Photographs can be used to lie, flatter, seduce, blackmail, or restrict human freedom. As mass-produced junk images they can debase taste and narcotize people to prefer the image to the experienced reality it represents. But photographs also can preserve, comfort, inform, and clarify. They can provide esthetic pleasure of the highest order and enlarge our vision of the universe.

The Camera and Its Image by Arthur A. Goldsmith

ISBN: 0882252720 This book is available from Amazon