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

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

Related topics: Art

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be
done afterward is not worth consideration.
- Edward Steichen

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
- Edward Steichen

 

A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made.
- Edward Steichen

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots,
stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

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Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants.
- Edward Steichen

Once you really commence to see things,
then you really commence to feel things.
- Edward Steichen

There is only one optimist.
He has been here since man has been on this earth,
and that is man himself.
If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry
us through all these things,
we wouldn't be here.
We have survived it on our optimism.
- Edward Steichen

When I first became interested in photography,
I thought it was the whole cheese.
My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts.
Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that.
The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
- Edward Steichen

The use of the term art medium is, to say the least,
misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium.
It is the artist in photography that gives form to
content by a distillation of ideas,
thought, experience, insight and understanding.
- Edward Steichen

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

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

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

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

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

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

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

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it
becomes more real than reality.
- Alfred Stieglitz

There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are.
- Ernst Haas

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

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

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

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

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

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

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was.
- Kim Weston

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

I was an artistic dilettante for a while,
in photography and collage and the visual arts.
- Thomas Wilson

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

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

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

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

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

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

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

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

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

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

I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.
- Bill Wyman

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer -
and often the supreme disappointment.
- Ansel Adams

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

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

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

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

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

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

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

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

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

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments,
and then you go on to the next thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

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

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams


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