In Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics, Strauss tackles subjects ranging from "Photography and Propaganda" to the imagery of dreams; from Sebastião Salgado's epic social documents to the deeply personal photographic revelations of Francesca Woodman. The timely issue of photographic legitimacy is addressed in the essay "Photography and Belief," and in "The Highest Degree of Illusion," Strauss discusses the media frenzy surrounding the events of September 11.
Due to the technicalities involved in professional photography, it is usually considered as a point and click process with no involvement of the creative faculties of the human mind. If it had been just a point and click process, the image produced would have been an exact reproduction of what we see and not what we feel. A photograph reveals the aesthetics of the panorama, which is the result of keen observation and imagination. Art is purely based on skills of observation, imagination and innovation that directly link photography to the creation of art. "I believe that the more technicalities you let creep into photography, the more you drive out the creativity" (Manning 2010).
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Jörg Colberg is a photographer, professor of photography, and writer. His popular online magazine features photobook reviews, profiles of individual photographers, and essays on photography. He is one of the review instructors for , where Japanese photographers learn how to develop a strong body of work over one year.