This week, a reader ponders how photography plays a role in finding the truth.
To: The Editor, Popular Photography
Dear Sir or Madam:
Lewis W. Hine’s “In the last analysis, good photography is a question of art” [Speaking of Photography, May 2007] is correct — as far as it goes. Jean-Luc Godard’s “Photography is truth” [Speaking of Photography, May 2007] is closer to . . . well, the truth. And the truth is likely to be utterly banal. More accurately, photography questions art.
Gordon D. Jomini
New Brunswick, Canada