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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.
by 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

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

 

Photography helps people to see.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
- Alberto Korda

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

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

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

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

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

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

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

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

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

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

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

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

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

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

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

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

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

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

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

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

Videos are more like photography.
It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
- Tatyana Ali

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
- Bill Brandt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

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

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things,
but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.
- Syd Barrett

I threw myself into this artform because photography
had given me a new sense of mission and identity.
- Bob Anderson

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

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

Photography must be integrated with the story.
- James Wong Howe

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

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

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

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural.
Most of my photography is of architecture.
- Parker Stevenson

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

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


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