To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. Impression is not enough. Design, style, technique, these, too, are not enough. Art must reach further than impression or self-revelation. "Art," said Alfred Stieglitz, "is the affirmation of life. And life, or its eternal evidence is everywhere." Some photographers take reality as the sculptors take wood and stone and upon it impose the dominations of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and elevation. A true photograph need not be explained, nor can be contained in words.