“What one sees in technical images do not appear to be symbols that one has to decode but symptoms of the world.
This apparent objective character of technical images leads whoever looks at them to see them not as images but as windows on reality. Observers believe them as they do their own eyes. They assume that the universe of photography is in complete alignment with the world out there.”
source: “Für eine Philosophie der Fotografie”, Göttingen 1983, S.13