"For some people, photography is only a means to an end, with the end being a statement, a disclosure, a reflection on the world. They favour content over form and see themselves as the invisible, critical witnesses of that which they either denounce or glorify.
They challenge the idea of the "belle image" and seek only to maximize the efficiency of their testimony. But this testimony is a fragile thing & how easy it is to make a photograph affirms the very opposite of what the author intend. In a sense, an image has to be "beautiful" to be effective, no matter what the subject or the reason for taking it and no matter how annoying some people may find this." Jeanloup Sieff (comments on Photo de mode 1981)
Jeanloup Sieff's photo on the wall.