Believing Is Seeing.
Observations on the Mysteries of Photography.
Photographs by Errol Morris.
Penguin Press, 2011. 336 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9¼x7¼".
''Believing Is Seeing' is an important book: It reminds us, at a time when it is remarkably easy to manipulate images and we are daily inundated with more and more of them, to ask: 'What, after all, are we looking at?'' -'Wall Street Journal' '(A)n elegantly conceived and ingeniously constructed work of cultural psycho-anthropology wrapped around a warning about the dangers of drawing inferences about the motives of photographers based on the split-second snapshots of life that they present to us. It's also a cautionary lesson for navigating a world in which, more and more, we fashion our notions of truth from the flickering apparitions dancing before our eyes.' -'Los Angeles Times' 'Morris' assiduous and profound inquiry into the relationship between reality and photography is eye-opening, mind-expanding, and essential in this age of ubiquitous digital images.'