Dominic McIver Lopes, True Appreciation, Photography and Philosophy: New Essays on the Pencil of Nature, ed. Scott Walden (Oxford: Blackwell, 2008)
Aesthetic appreciation involves background belief. While some appreciations are adequate when these beliefs are false, there is an important class of beliefs – beliefs about the nature art work kinds – whose truth is required for adequate appreciation. Photography is an interesting case, since many of our beliefs about it are false.