What is more important in a photograph, the technical process that creates the image, or the concept behind the images meaning?
This one is easy. All you have to do is consider photos that are “the only pic I have of …” and then you quickly find that even a bad image of something precious is more important than the technical process.
This is the only family photo of this gentleman’s that survived a house fire.
This is the only existing photo of Marilyn Monroe with John F. Kennedy.
This is the only known photo of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg.