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The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses. Walter Benjamin

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject. Eliot Porter


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

Photography helps people to see. Berenice Abbott

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

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. Henri CartierBresson

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck

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

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. Ansel Adams

The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic. Dirk Bogarde

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

You don't take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams
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A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel Adams


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