excellent, inspiring photography quote

…The challenge is to venture among photographs that are more difficult to understand, images that enter the realm of art because they invite the viewer to participate and to decipher them. These stimulate the mind, assault it, amuse it, set problems for it and give it the sublime satisfaction of coming up with its own answers. “Good” photograhic images intrigue, present a mystery, or demand to be read. They are constructs of frustrations and ambiguities which force the viewer to actively interact with the photograph.

-Jonathan Bayer
excerpt from “Reading Photographs: Understanding the Aesthetics of Photography
published 1977

I’m very happy to have come across this book at the Wheaton Public Library. You can purchase this book online.