1. 10

    I've never made any picture, good or bad, without paying for it in emotional turmoil.

    9
  2. 9

    ...and each time I pressed the shutter release it was a shouted condemnation hurled with the hope that the picture might survive through the years, with the hope that they might echo through the minds of men in the future - causing them caution and remembrance and realization.

    10
  3. 8

    Available light is any damn light that is available!

    11
  4. 7

    What use having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling?

    20
  5. 6

    The journalistic photographer can have no other than a personal approach; and it is impossible for him to be completely objective. Honest—yes. Objective—no.

    20
  6. 5

    I think photojournalism is documentary photography with a purpose.

    26
  7. 4

    Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.

    38
  8. 3

    The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.

    41
  9. 2

    Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.

    69
  10. 1

    Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.

    84
  11. Last Update: 30 November 2022

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