Uses of photography.
The judgement of history has been abandoned by all except the underprivileged and dispossessed. The industrialised, 'developed' world, terrified of the past, blind to the future, lives within an opportunism which has emptied the principle of justice of all credibility. Such opportunism turns everything - nature, history, suffering, other people, catastrophes, sport, sex, politics - into spectacle. And the implement used to do this - until the act becomes so habitual that conditioned imagination may do it alone - is the camera.
John Berger 1978.