“A snapshot invokes a memory of someone you know or met, a place you’ve been, an event you attended, or a pet that you’ve owned. The connection to the image is emotional and subjective. A snapshot, shown to a stranger, is ineffective, because the stranger doesn’t have that memory or emotional connection to the image.
“A photograph stands on it’s own. It doesn’t rely on memories or emotional connections to portray itself. It has to portray its meaning on whoever views it, and it may very well say something different to everyone who views it.”
– Mike Alexander