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Photography helps people to see. ...
by Berenice Abbott

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

I didn't decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
- Berenice Abbott

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.
It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
- Berenice Abbott

There are many teachers who could ruin you.
Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher.
You have to evolve on your own.
- Berenice Abbott

 

The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are,
whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball.
In a word, I have tried to be objective.
- Berenice Abbott

Photography can only represent the present.
Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
- Berenice Abbott

The camera is no more an instrument of preservation,
the image is.
- Berenice Abbott

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build,
to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon,
to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach,
it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

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

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
- Dorothea Lange

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
- Nigel Dennis

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

I've been working with photography for many years.
- Leonard Nimoy

Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle,
so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
- Nigel Dennis

In the world of photography, you get to share a captured
moment with other people.
- James Wilson

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot
be used in heaven and in hell.
- Edvard Munch

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most
challenging photography I've ever done.
It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
- Galen Rowell

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film,
but it's a photography collage.
- Val Kilmer

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

Light makes photography.
Embrace light.
Admire it.
Love it.
But above all, know light.
Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
- George Eastman

Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it my be.
- Edward Weston

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect
on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.
- Archibald Philip Primrose

Your photography is a record of your living,
for anyone who really sees.
- Paul Strand

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts,
you change those facts.
- Garry Winogrand

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm
to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you.
That's what photography does for me.
- Graeme Le Saux

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

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

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment.
It's a love because that was part of my life before
I was involved in photography.
- John Sexton

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
facility as much as it is the eye,
and this decision that one makes for the moment at
which you are going to snap,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

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

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances,
but nothing is what it appears to be.
- Duane Michals

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

Moreover, photography has made it possible to fix these
images and now provides us with a permanent record
of each observed spectrum,
which can be measured out at any time.
- Pieter Zeeman

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet.
It's not sympathetic the way that film is.
- Matthew Modine

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else.
I can see that.
- Steven Soderbergh

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable.
I see in color.
- William Albert Allard

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

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

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself
and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly
what it is that I have made.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
- Kim Weston

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
- Galen Rowell

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
- August Sander


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