Break down the elements of photography in PHOTO, which takes an inside look at the creative process as it plays out between the imagined and the real. By examining the role of European and American pioneers, this 12-part series tracks the development of photography from it's beginnings to more recent times. In the process, it shows that what may seem like an exercise in objectivity can instead be entirely subjective, the photograph itself little more than a blank page on which to write one's story. With elegance and insight, PHOTO shows how photographers go beyond documentary precision, endeavoring to interpret the world they live in rather than merely capturing it. This entails controlling the image through a variety of techniques, blending the spontaneous with the staged, and manipulating for maximum impact these "moments stolen back from time".