Photo Quote

July 2, 2010

“A good photograph will prove to the viewer how little our eyes permit us to see. Most people only see what they’ve always seen and what they expect to see. Whereas a photographer, if he’s good, will see everything.”

Leon Levinstein, 1910-1988


Photo Quote

May 28, 2010

“I guess I’ve shot about 40,000 negatives and

of these I have about 800 pictures I like.”

Harry Callahan, 1912-1999


Photo Quote

May 21, 2010

“The subject matter is so much more

important than the photographer.”

Gordon Parks, 1912-2006


Photo Quote

April 9, 2010

“I have never taken a picture for any other reason than that

at that moment it made me happy to do so.”

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, 1894-1986


Photo Quote

November 28, 2009

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“If your pictures aren’t good enough,

you aren’t close enough.”

Robert Capa, 1913-1954
Magnum Photos


Photo Quote

November 14, 2009

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“Most of my pictures are compassionate, gentle and personal.

They tend to let the viewer see for himself.

They tend not to preach.

And they tend not to pose as art.”

Bruce Davidson, born 1933
Image: Magnum Photos



Photo Quote

November 7, 2009

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“I really believe there are things nobody would

see if I didn’t photograph them.”

Diane Arbus, 1923-1971

National Archives, Records of the Social Security Administration