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Alfred Stieglitz Quotes and Sayings

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

I am not a painter, nor an artist.
Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
- Alfred Stieglitz

The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
- Alfred Stieglitz

Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
- Alfred Stieglitz

 

The arts equally have distinct departments,
and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression,
separate from those of the other arts,
it is merely a process, not an art.
- Alfred Stieglitz

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the
latest technology in photography -
digital photography -
to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
- Tipper Gore

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

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

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

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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