More and more often they’re too slick, depriving audiences the real information that would make the featured images meaningful. At the slide show I mentioned earlier, the pictures unspooled without any caption information being provided, either on screen or by the photographers. (Audience members had to ask the photographer afterward what the images showed.) These were wonderful, important pictures essentially being treated like wallpaper. Instead of filling in the gaps, the accompanying music felt like an apology of sorts, as if the photographers understood that imagery just couldn’t hack it all alone.