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  1. 1. The Art of Observation: 24 Quotes on Photography by Photographers and Writers and One U.S. President
  2. 2. Wherever there is light, one can photograph. ~Alfred Stieglitz, 1864-1946 Photographer, modern art promoter and gallery and museum curator
  3. 3. A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it. ~ Edward Steichen, 1879-1973 Photographer, painter, museum curator Isadora Duncan in the Parthenon, Athens - 1921, by Edward Steichen
  4. 4. Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ~Henry Cartier-Bresson, 1908-2004 Photographer
  5. 5. Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. ~Aaron Siskind, 1903-1991 Photographer
  6. 6. There are no bad pictures; thats just how your face looks sometimes. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865 16th President of the United States
  7. 7. Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. ~Robert Frank, 1924 Photographer, filmmaker
  8. 8. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. ~ Diane Arbus, 1923-1971 Photographer and writer
  9. 9. Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. ~ Berenice Abbott, 1898-1991 Photographer
  10. 10. It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of a captured moment into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down. ~ from The House at Riverton written by Kate Morton, 1976
  11. 11. Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. ~George Eastman, 1854-1932 Innovator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of Eastman Kodak Company
  12. 12. A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty, 1909-2001 Writer and photographer
  13. 13. To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instance of a second that couldnt exist before and couldnt exist after. Its almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or miss and youre dead - not them. To me, photographys always like that. ~Mario Testino, 1954 Photographer
  14. 14. Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. ~Dorothea Lange, 1895-1965 Photographer Migrant Mother, 1936 by Dorothea Lange (Florence Owens Thompson)
  15. 15. Contrast is what makes photography interesting. ~Conrad Hall, 1926-2003 Cinematographer
  16. 16. Photography, to me, is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true. ~Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1894-1986 Photographer and painter
  17. 17. Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. ~Marc Riboud, 1923 Photographer
  18. 18. To me, photography is an art of observation. Its about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...Ive found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. ~Elliott Erwitt, 1928 Photographer
  19. 19. In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated. ~August Sander, 1876-1964 Portrait and documentary photographer Encampment of the unemployed, New York City, 1935 by Berenice Abbott
  20. 20. Ive always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception. ~James Balog, 1952 Photographer
  21. 21. Georgia OKeeffe, Hands, 1918 by Alfred Stieglitz Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, and who ask how while others of a more curious nature will ask why. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. ~Man Ray, 1890-1976 Artist
  22. 22. Computer photography wont be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical. ~Annie Leibovitz, 1949 Photographer
  23. 23. Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. ~Sally Mann, 1951 Photographer
  24. 24. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. ~Ansel Adams, 1902-1984 Photographer and environmentalist Evening, McDonald Lake, Glacier National Park, 1942 by Ansel Adams
  25. 25. Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one Im going to take tomorrow. ~Imogen Cunningham 1883-1976 Photographer
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