Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman
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Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman

Ronn's Licking Post, 2010, from the portfolio Focal Points. Photo by Tom Goodman

(cont.) What makes a compelling photograph? Critical theories notwithstanding, a few things always occur when I am presented with a compelling photograph. First, I wish I had made it. Second, failing that, I wish I owned it. And no matter what else, after seeing a compelling photograph I can no longer go out into the world without seeing it anew in at least some way due to having seen this photograph.