OutdoorPhoto have an article on monitor calibration on their site. It begins thus,
I have been wanting to tackle this question for some time now and have been pondering the answer and from which angle to handle it.
A recent conversation brought it to a head, though. so here goes:
If: Colour is perceived differently by different people, and
If: Photography for the sake of Art can have some lenience as to colour accuracy,
then: Why do we need to calibrate our monitors?
Well the answer is actually quite simple.