Readers who are interested in photography and mixed media as social commentary will find this book compelling. Baumgarten's expansive range of work is both inspiring and intimidating. He's an artist who refuses to view his work dispassionately, claiming, "You cannot reflect your own society, unless you know a society that is remote from it. To know that society, you don't want to walk into it, get a Ph.D. and turn the page. You have to jump into the bushes, almost naked, as I did." (Will Mahoney-Watson, for Notable Book Reviews).