This article describes psychological research that might make it less likely that bans against photographic images in Third World countries are viewed by Western observers as products of backwardness and ignorance.
"The Political Psychology of Photographic Images: Facts, Fiction, and Superstition,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol9/iss19/5