Photography Quotes (965 quotes)

Photography Quotes

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Karl Lagerfeld
“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Karl Lagerfeld

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

Ansel Adams
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams

Abraham Lincoln
“There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.”
Abraham Lincoln

Ted  Grant
“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
Ted Grant

Diane Arbus
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
Diane Arbus

Susan Sontag
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
Susan Sontag

Marc Riboud
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
Marc Riboud

Ansel Adams
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
Ansel Adams

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

Susan Sontag
“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.”
Susan Sontag, On Photography

Eudora Welty
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
Eudora Welty

Kate Morton
“It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments 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....”
Kate Morton, The House at Riverton

Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ansel Adams
“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
Ansel Adams

Henri Cartier-Bresson
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Susan Sontag
“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
Susan Sontag

Robert  Frank
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
Robert Frank

Yann Arthus-Bertrand
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

Ansel Adams
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
Ansel Adams

Kim Edwards
“Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Ansel Adams
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter.”
Ansel Adams

Nan Goldin
“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.”
Nan Goldin

Henri Cartier-Bresson
“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-Bresson, The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Ansel Adams
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
Ansel Adams

Salman Rushdie
“A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second. ”
Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Seth Godin
“Art is what we call...the thing an artist does.

It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.”
Seth Godin

George Bernard Shaw
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”
George Bernard Shaw

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