Letter of the Week: In Pursuit of the Truth

To: The Editor, Popular Photography

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.

Yours truly,
Gordon D. Jomini
New Brunswick, Canada