This is a photo book you can spend hours with. Johan Swinnen shares his views on photography in nine essays. Interesting although, at times, rather broad reading. Throughout the chapters Swinnen touches on the history of diverse aspects of photography. Technical development, the dark room and the rise of the photo-journalist, photo agencies and the media. According to Swinnen the best way to appreciate an image is: to observe, think about it, and talk about it. We second that.