Lastingly successful art triggers audience responses that are ready to happen in the culture as a whole. Regardless of how perfectly a photographer's work renders a subject, it is bound to fail unless it strikes that chord that elicits a common emotional and visual response.
It is this very assumption - that seeing is a singular truth - that gets us into trouble. We learn lots of ways to adjust our cameras without giving much attention to how to adjust the way we see.
by Galen Rowell
Here's the National Geographic report on their death, as well as an eulogy from a fellow photographer..
what a great perspective to ponder upon, both on photography and life, just before my trip to the beautiful country of India! :)