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What great photographers said about photography:

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

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

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

“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


“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


“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”

― Edward Weston


“A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ”

― Richard Avedon


“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”

― Dorothea Lange


“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. 
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― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks
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