"This kind of knowledge (photography) seems to be the truest, the most authentic, for it has the object before itself in its entirety and completeness. This bare fact of certainty, however, is really and admittedly the abstractest and the poorest kind of truth." ---From G. W. F. Hegel, The Phenomenology of Mind, on the emergence of photography out of the camera obscura's use in painting. There have been many threads in this forum on truth and the legitimacy of photography as art. When I read this I thought it was an interesting counterpoint from one of the great philosophers. Has the evolution of photography to where we are today proven him wrong?