Wallace Stevens
[Poet, b. 1879, Reading, Pennsylvania, d. 1955, Hartford, Connecticut.]

 Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good. 
 Reality as a thing seen by the mind,
Not that which is but that which is apprehended.
(Cited as applicable to photography by critic Geoff Dyer)