The article concerns photographical representations which are present in literary texts since 1947 to 1989. The first type of examples assumes precisely functional character of photos which are made use of propaganda, politics and administration. The second – quite opposed – type consists in evoking some kind of bizarre effect thanks to it the colloquial reality is influenced by fairylike metamorphosis. Whereas the third trend takes matter of photographical pictures from esthetic point of view. That is why the hero of analyzed texts is the photographer: artist and also amateur. The main conclusion of the article is negative and consists in the conviction that photography is non-handy, illusory and non-canonical picture.