WERNER BISCHOF, Women praying for men going to war, Gian Coc, Vietnam, 1952.
"I did not want to cover any revolutions or any wars after Budapest. It made no sense. I had thought, Capa said so too, that by taking pictures we were showing what the world is like, that you can at least in a small way influence behavior and the course of politics. But every journalist in a shorter or longer term knows it is not true -- the most horrible war pictures will never end wars. By showing a revolution you do not help the revolution nor do you do the contrary, you just document it. I am not even so sure that it's so important to document it because that does not change anything and I am not sure that a document that does not change anything is a valid document. (Erich Lessing).