Photography Quotes

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"In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv." Henri Cartier-Bresson
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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
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French Photographer    Photography   

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"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event." Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Susan Sontag

"Naive or commercial or merely utilitarian photography is no different in kind from photography as practiced by the most gifted professionals," Susan Sontag
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Diane Arbus

"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them." Diane Arbus
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Diane Arbus

"If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, ''I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life.'' I mean people are going to say, ''You're crazy.'' Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid." Diane Arbus
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Ansel Adams

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams
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"You're most likely spending more on catering and photography than the dress, but it's a very emotional purchase." Alan Fields
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced." Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur." Alfred Eisenstaedt
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"Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d'être. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d'être, which lives on in itself." Andre Kertesz
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"As soon as this satellite goes into orbit, it will place us in the major leagues of countries with photography satellites." Shimon Eckhaus
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"Polaroid sent me to the Winona School of Photography. They wanted us to understand more about the professional process." Villager Parent
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"The most refined skills of color printing, the intricate techniques of wide-angle photography, provide us pictures of trivia bigger and more real than life. We forget that we see trivia and notice only that the reproduction is so good. Man fulfils his dream and by photographic magic produces a precise image of the Grand Canyon. The result is not that he adores nature or beauty the more. Instead he adores his camera -- and himself." Daniel Boorstin
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Diane Arbus

"I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse." Diane Arbus
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"The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic." Dirk Bogarde
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"I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice." Minor White
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"If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature." Charles Baudelaire
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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"Multimedia is its own entity. It takes the best out of documentary radio and the best out of documentary photography. Television doesn't have the time to tell a long narrative. Newspapers don't have space anymore to run 60-inch stories, or more than one or two photos with a story. Flash allows us to bring all that back together and tell a story with more depth than in any other medium." Jen Friedberg
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Arthur Schopenhauer

"That the outer man is a picture of the inner, and the face an expression and revelation of the whole character, is a presumption likely enough in itself, and therefore a safe one to go on; borne out as it is by the fact that people are always anxious to see anyone who has made himself famous. Photography offers the most complete satisfaction of our curiosity." Arthur Schopenhauer
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