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  • Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their Craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.
    * Jessie Tarbox Beals


  • The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
    * Dirk Bogarde


  • A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there--even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
    * Robert Doisneau


  • The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organised visual lying.
    * Terence Donovan


  • In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
    * Susan Sontag


  • Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
    * Edward Steichen


  • I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
    * John Steinbeck


  • For half a century photography has been the "art form" of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? to the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? tso the law of averages?
    * Gore Vidal