In Believing is Seeing, Errol Morris goes behind and beyond the photographer’s lens. He presents readers with an image, or series of images, then seeks out the true relationship between the photographs and the real world they supposedly record.
He investigates the meanings of shocking scenes captured at Abu Ghraib, Roger Fenton’s photos of the Valley of the Shadow of Death during the Crimean War, pictures of children’s toys lying the rubble of homes in Beirut during Israeli-Lebanese war in 2006, and many more.
ERROL MORRIS is a world-renowned filmmaker—the Academy Award-winning director of The Fog of War and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Award. His other films include Standard Operating Procedure; Mr. Death; Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control; A Brief History of Time; and The Thin Blue Line.