Photography quotations

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◆ To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams99
◆ A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
- Ansel Adams99
◆ For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson99
◆ Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.
- Kim Edwards99
◆ I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
- Mahatma Gandhi99
◆ Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
- Susan Sontag99
◆ Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter.
- Ansel Adams99
◆ To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson99
◆ There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams99
◆ Is a picture really worth a thousand words? What thousand words? A thousand words from a lunatic, or a thousand words from Nietzsche? Actually, Nietzsche was a lunatic, but you see my point. What about a thousand words from a rambler vs. 500 words from Mark Twain? He could say the same thing quicker and with more force than almost any other writer. One thousand words from Ginsberg are not even worth one from Wilde. It's wild to declare the equivalency of any picture with any army of 1,000 words. Words from a writer like Wordsworth make you appreciate what words are worth.
- Jarod Kintz99
◆ A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
- Salman Rushdie99
◆ The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
- Robert Frank99
◆ A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.
- Diane Arbus99
◆ People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.
- Erica O'Rourke99
◆ He owned an expensive camera that required thought before you pressed the shutter, and I quickly became his favorite subject, round-faced, missing teeth, my thick bangs in need of a trim. They are still the pictures of myself I like best, for they convey that confidence of youth I no longer possess, especially in front of a camera.
- Jhumpa Lahiri99

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