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The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange | photographer
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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus | photographer
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The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses. Walter Benjamin | critic
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Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject. Eliot Porter | photographer
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A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there -- even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity. Robert Doisneau | photographer
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Photography helps people to see. Berenice Abbott | photographer
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To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. Henri CartierBresson |
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The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking - and looking. Brooks Atkinson | critic
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I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck | author
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Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. Berenice Abbott | photographer
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Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. Ansel Adams | photographer
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The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic. Dirk Bogarde | actor
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It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph -- only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones. Susan Sontag | author
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What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity. Berenice Abbott | photographer
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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. Berenice Abbott | photographer
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