Writer, curator and teacher Colin Westerbeck's criterion in choosing the 100 photographs gathered in this volume was to seek out underappreciated work by great photographers and great work by underappreciated photographers. The 100 prints have all been drawn from the many thousands in the inventory of the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Westerbeck was particularly drawn to Greenberg's wide-ranging taste in both American and European photography of the 20th century. The publication he proposed to Greenberg is called A Democracy of Imagery because all of the works should be considered created equal. Each was selected for its individuality--indeed, its idiosyncrasy--rather than its similarity to, or compatibility with, other images. Accordingly, in this spirit, works are discussed individually and not collectively.