I sometimes dream of an ideal photographic journal, maybe one distributed on microfiche so we can all afford it. In my imagination it is assembled in somebody’s garage in the Midwest. It is a magazine devoted to successful work because that is all we have time for; it is a journal notable for its tact and lucidity, and it is a magazine full of pictures because they are the point. We might just take our cue from Man Ray’s friends and call it Good News. And we won’t allow ourselves to be labeled sentimentalists, because our title does not imply that good news in the short run comprises the news or even most of the news. In fact, we may note editorially that our attention to good news is evidence of our pessimism, our belief that good news is rare and we cannot afford to overlook any of it.

Robert Adams, Beauty in Photography (1981)