Suddenly the world was flooded with photographs that resembled the image of a badly adjusted television screen…a picture's first impact was more important than its staying power."
A so precise analysis of what is happening nowadays in photography, one would say.
Believe it or not, these lines by John Szarkowski refer to the 1950's state of photography.
Fortunately, since then we have learned to accept and to understand the descriptive power of the photographer.
We have transcribed with agility the surrealist negations: "Ceci n'est pas un arbre, une fillette, un mur …".
We have accepted with brio that The Treachery of Images is not a vice, but a virtue to which capitulate and live with.