Our image-saturated cultural imaginary is pervaded by enigmas. To name just a few of the questions without answers that confound our cultural landscape. If images are deceptive, and only an illusion of the real world, why do we continually look to them for the truth? If images are a mimetic representation of the world they picture, why do we turn away from them in search of the truth about that same world? If images are but a fabrication, why is there a demand for their existence to attest to historical events? And if images are closer than words to the expression of human emotion, why do we look elsewhere to understand the human condition? These are just some of the enigmas that pervade contemporary experience in our image-saturated cultural imaginary.