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Great quotes

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wrapf (wrapf)
Wed, 13 Dec 95 09:00:14 EST


I give an assignment in the begining of Photo I for students to search for meaninful quotes about
photography. In the process, they get to search the library and other sources for books on and
about photography and quite often discover images and photographers they have never heard of.

Photo Quotes:

The artist photographer knows that there is a great difference between seeing and a scene and
producing a photographic equivalent... Nathan Knobler

Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers Matthew Brady

The photographer who combines scientific method with artistic skill is in the best possible position
to do the good work.... Hunter and Driffield

I became like a band member whose instrument was the camera Linda McCartney

How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves
durable and remain fixed upon the paper! And why should it not be possible? I asked myself...
William Henry Fox Talbot

Tenderly now, let all men turn to the earth... Nancy Newhall

For those Americans present at the dawn of photography, the opportunity to have their picture taken
was regarded as a chance for immortality... Martin W Sandier

We capture your memories forever.. Eastman Kodak slogan

Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional, or by the tourist
who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world, to
something perceived outside himself by the person who operates the camera. Eliot Porter

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

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible... Unknown

The whole search is for the unknown... Jerry Valente

A photograph can be as striking and as haunting as a great painting or a fine poem.... 1988
Handbook annual

The satisfaction comes from working next to 500 photographers and coming away with something
different.... David Burnett

When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them
in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The
photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.... Mrs. Cameron

There's no dividing line between adventure and photography.... Chris Noble

The illiterate of the future will be the person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the
pen... Anonymous

A spirit in my feet said 'go', and I went... Matthew Brady on why he photographed the Civil War

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph... Richard Avedon

Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art... James Bailey

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of
nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things... Ansel Adams

Kodak means photography with bother left out... Kodak slogan 1909

The brilliancy and sharpness of some of them are highly remarkable... Anonymous comment about
Matthew Brady's work

I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable...
Richard Avedon

A kind of golden hour one remembers for a life time... Everything was touched with magic...
Margaret Bourke White

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is
not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up
from within, rather than just extracted from without... Ansel Adams

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera...
Yousuf Karsh