Photography astounds us by its very ubiquity. If there exist, in the 21st century, lives still unrecorded by the camera, or corners of the world where photography's reach has not yet penetrated, their purview is rapidly shrinking. At the same time, the rapid-fire onslaught of fleeting images in our digital universe produces a kind of visual amnesia, as if the ripening time necessary for a picture were in direct proportion to its staying power in our memory. Perhaps there are masterpieces of cell-phone photography currently in the making; more likely, the ability to point, click, and record a picture with a device more commonly used for casual communication signals the latest demotion of the image to the level of... More >>>