Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Importance Of Photography

The camera can photograph thought.
~© Dirk Bogarde~

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
~© Ansel Adams~

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.
~© Author Unknown~

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
~© Ansel Adams~

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
~© Dorothea Lang~

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.
~© Brooks Anderson~

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help.
~© Ruth Bernhard~

A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it.
~© John Loengard~

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
~© Edward Steichen~

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

~© Henri Cartier-Bresson~

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
~© Lewis Hine~

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
~© John Berger~

I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
~© Wynn Bullock~

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