The voice of Dr. Hershey, reading a letter to the collector of images:
Dear collector of images, do you remember Lacan? Lacan states that the mirror initiates the process of the formation of the Ego—the „me“. Like the female dove, only reaching the reproductive age once she catches sight of the cock dove, the self-awareness of man is only formed through the perception of his own reflection. Cognition of the „me“ is followed by its defense, self-assertion and individualization. Nothing is more fragile than the „me“: All his life, man will search for expanded reflections, other people, his photographs. And all the other photographs he examines on a daily basis in search of himself.