“Seeing is believing.” It’s been that way from the beginning, long before Messrs. Niépce and Daguerre changed the technology of seeing by inventing photography. But photography materialized seeing in a new way, and significantly changed the relation between seeing and believing. Photography as mechanical reproduction almost immediately altered the aura of the work of art, and over the next 150 years photography acquired its own aura—the aura of believability.” —David Levi Strauss, Photography and Belief, 1991
The profession of journalism requires us to believe that what we are being shown is true. The boxes photographed in this series contain original prints by the famous photojournalists René Burri and Elliot Erwitt.
This project was completed with the help of the ATLAS Gallery