John Berger on W. Eugene Smith: "He saw art as a means of redemption. Music, words, were to him an accompaniment to the drama of looking for goodness. His own photography constituted his way of looking for this, his search . . . He sought a truth, which by its nature, was not evident. It was waiting to be revealed . . . He wanted his images to convert so that the spectator might see beyond the lies, the vanity, the illusions of everyday life."