"...We must remember that the photograph is itself the product of a photographer.
It is always the reflection of a specific point of view, be it aesthetic, polemical,
political or ideological. One never 'takes' a photograph in any passive sense. To 'take'
is active. The photographer imposes, steals, re-creates the scene/seen according to a
cultural discourse. ...However the photograph encodes the terms of reference and relates
to a series of wider histories, at once aesthetic, cultural and social..."

Graham Clarke : The Photograph.