In our most recent thread, Will Perlis brought up an interesting thought that touched on a subject I feel deserves its own forum, so here goes . . . inasmuch as every artist sees his subject in a unique way and presents his vision laden with the artifacts of his own experience, is there a point at which his perspective becomes a biased view? News reporters and photographers are expected to be as objective as humanly possible, but the clear editorial stance of most mainstream media suggests otherwise. Is it even reasonable to expect any story or photograph to present a picture that's completely devoid of bias or even a predetermined agenda? As artists who wield cameras instead of brushes or chisels, is there a greater burden on us to be free of prejudice simply because of the old adage that "cameras don't lie"? (Definitely pre-Photoshop!) Does it make a difference whether our work is expected to be factual or if it might be thought of as representational or even abstract? Is there such a thing as truth in the abstract? Is there really a difference between perspective and bias?