Photographs as lie

Take this question put to Guy Tillim:

PM: At the same time you admit to capturing the ‘worthy moment’, which also points to all the countless moments of truth which go undocumented. Are there any photographs you have taken, which beyond the notion of looking for the photographic moment, have amounted to a visual lie?

and the answer:

GT: Yes, but I won’t tell you which ones! Perhaps in this context there are no lies, but then there is no truth either.

Then you look at Tillim’s images.

We don’t need much to realise images can lie, but we need superhuman abilities, to find the lie. If there is any judgment to be planted, perhaps it should be sown near the intentions of a ‘peddler’. In the case of the british media, the sentence? Life. In the case of Guy Tillim? The right to lie.