While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Cameras are everywhere: in parking lots, in locker rooms, on phones, on cars, zipping across the field on wires, soaring overhead on the bellies of blimps. Escaping their gaze is futile, especially if you're famous and the lenses seek you out.
And now with the world wired up and photos made of pixels rather than celluloid, images can be disseminated around the world in seconds.
And so what we missed because we blinked as we watched the game, or because it happened at a party we weren't invited to, or because someone just plain tried to hide it, can now be seen and judged by all.
Click on to see 15 of the most incriminating photos in sports.