The Nature of Truth, Art, and Propaganda in Photography

Here’s an interesting video in which acclaimed documentary filmmaker Errol Morris (the guy who directed The Fog of War) talks about the issue of truth in photography, and how he thinks we’ve forgotten that there’s a connection between photos to the physical world.

Photographs are neither truth nor false. Talking about the truth or falsit of a photograph is nonsense talk […] All photographs are posed.

He also makes the point that sometimes photographs are posed by excluding things.