Even if you’re not of Christian faith, there is something appealing in the legend of the first photographer in history. Saint Veronica, according to scholars and tradition, was a pious woman that used the Shroud to wipe the face of Christ and that image was impressed on the fabric.
She’s saint protector of France and among others, all photographers, celebrated every year on July 12th.
Her name comes from the latin “Vera” that means truthful and the greek “eikon” that means image. I like the definition of photography as “True Image”, a truthful discover of reality.