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May 27, 2007

Artists' quotes about photography

by Dirk Paessler

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!

Bill Brandt (May 3, 1904 – December 20, 1983) was an influential British photographer and photojournalist known for his high-contrast images of British society

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer, best known for his black and white photographs of California’s Yosemite Valley.

If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.

Robert Doisneau (April 14, 1912 – April 1, 1994) was a French photographer noted for his frank and often humorous depictions of Parisian street life.

If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.

Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black & white portraits, photos of flowers and male nudes.

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.

Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 24, 1995) was a German American photographer and photojournalist.

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.

Lewis Wickes Hine (September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940), was an American photographer.

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