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"The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation."

Susan Meiselas (1948-)


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"Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph."

Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)


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"You know you are seeing such a photograph if you say to yourself, "I could have taken that picture. I've seen such a scene before, but never like that." It is the kind of photography that relies for its strengths not on special equipment or effects but on the intensity of the photographer's seeing. It is the kind of photography in which the raw materials--light, space, and shape--are arranged in a meaningful and even universal way that gives grace to ordinary objects."

Sam Abell (1945- )


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"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991)


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"The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer."

author unknown


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"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance"

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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“A picture is a poem without words.

Horace (65-8 BC)


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“All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

John Berger (1926- )


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“Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, "Gee, I'm glad I have that moment."

John Loengard (1934- )


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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)


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“Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks."

Henri Cartier Bresson (1908 - 2004)


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"I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it."

Author Unknown


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"All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth."

Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004)


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“I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything."

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)


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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)


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“Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner."

author unknown


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“The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality."

Henri Cartier Bresson (1908 - 2004)


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“The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)


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“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."

Lewis Hine (1874-1940)


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“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop."

Usman B. Asif


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“Every artist was first an amateur."

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)


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“Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships."

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)


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“A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)


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“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)


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“I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul."

Mary Ellen Mark (1940-)


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“Photographs that transcend but do not deny their literal situation appeal to me."

Sam Abbel (1945-)


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“You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper."

William Albert Allard (1937-)


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“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style."

Author Unknown


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“Photography is a nice subject for jokes. Do you for example know the difference between photography and the truth?"

Pascal, 1 April 2012


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“Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)


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“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again."

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004)


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“All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth."

Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004)


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"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)


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“Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow."

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)


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“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it."

Jay Maisel (1931)


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“If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up."

Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004)


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“Your first 10.000 photographs are your worst."

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004)


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“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

Dorothea Lange (1895 - 1965)


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"I had a few problems with the law. It appears that people have rights about their own image, and this often prevents me from catching their spontaneity. So I must stop them and say, “I noticed you while passing by, would you mind kissing again?” That’s what happened with the “Hôtel de Ville lovers”, they re-enacted their kiss. Those with the grocer were a couple I hired."

Robert Doisneau (1912 - 1994)


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"No photographer is as good as the simpelest camera."

Edward Steichen (1879 - 1973)


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"A model can only be successfully directed by talking her into a mood or attitude. The moment you physically place a limb into position you may as well be photographing a shop dummy."

Sam Haskins (1926 - 2009)


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"My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph."

Richard Avedon (1923 - 2004)