In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

— August Sander

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No language on earth speaks as comprehensively as photography, always providing that we follow the chemical and optic and physical path to demonstrable truth, and understand physiognomy.

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... mortification is basic to the act of photographing. The person is mobile, ... then I freeze one moment in his movement, a mere five-hundredth of a second of that person's life-time. That's a very meager or small extract from a life.

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By sight and observation and thought, with the help of the camera, and the addition of the date of the year, we can hold fast the history of the world.

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Therefore, let me in honesty speak the truth about our epoch and people.

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Nothing is more abhorrent to me than sugary-sweet photography full of pretense, poses, and gimmickry. For this reason, I have allowed myself to tell the truth about our times and people in a sincere manner.

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Nothing seemed to me more appropriate than to project an image of our time with absolute fidelity to nature by means of photography.

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Photography has no dark sides!

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Pure photography allows us to create portraits which render their subjects with absolute truth, truth both physical and psychological. That is the principal which provided my starting point, once I had said to myself that if we can create portraits of subjects that are true, we thereby in effect create a mirror of the times in which those subjects live.

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I hate nothing more than sugary photographs with tricks, poses and effects.

So allow me to be honest ?and tell the truth about our age and its people.

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Nothing is more hateful to me than photography coated with gimmicks, poses and false effects. Therefore let me speak the truth in all honesty about our age and the people of our age

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I never made a person look bad. They do that themselves.

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