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American Photographer, 1898-1991
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Photography helps people to see.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The camera is no more an instrument of preservation; the image is...”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. I'll be there until the last minute, fighting.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.”

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