[Nazi Minister of Propaganda, b. 1897, Rheydt, Germany, d. 1945, Berlin.]
The experience of the individual has become the experience of the people, thanks solely to the camera.
Photography today is accomplishing a lofty mission in which every German should collaborate by buying a camera. The German people is ahead of every other in the technical domain and, thanks to its exceptional qualities, the small camera has conquered the whole world... Much is at stake here from the point of view of popular consumer goods and, furthermore, photography has a particularly important political role to play. (Addressing the Berlin Photography Fair, 1933)