I can easily conjure up thoughts and images and feelings about Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' or 'Self-Portrait' or Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' or Duchamp 'Nude Descending a Staircase,' -- all paintings. But when it comes to photographs, even by my favorite photographer (which is probably Irving Penn), I have to make a real effort to imagine one. Is this generally true about painting vs. photography? Could it be because I've 'learned' that painting is a higher form of 'art' than photography and if I had been taught the opposite the opposite would be the case? Could it be that painters are more romanticized and written about and are considered as contributing more significantly to world culture and history-- Do you have any ideas I haven't listed?