"An image is the representation of a segment of reality. The four black sides that constuct or define the frame hide more than they show, and the truth as it is constructed through images can only be an accumulation of points of view of the same material. This construction depends on the ability to use archival materials, not just to illustrate a single moment, speech, or memory, but to manipulate them freely so as to arrive at a new narrative."
Eyal Sivan, 'Archive Images: Truth or Memory'.
Originally published in Okwui Enwesor (ed.), Experiments With Truth: Transitional Justice and the Process of Truth and Reconciliation: Documenta 11, Hatje Cantz, 2002.