SURREALISM, n. Psychic automatism in its pure state, bywhich one proposes to express—verbally, by means of thewritten word, or in any other manner—the actualfunctioning of thought. Dictated by thought, in theabsence of any control exercised by reason, exempt fromany aesthetic or moral concern.
I have always been amazed atthe way an ordinary observerlends so much more credenceand attaches so much moreimportance to waking eventsthan to those occurring indreams... Man... is above allthe plaything of his memory. Andre Breton
"Photography is not an art. Neitheris painting, nor sculpture,literature or music. They are onlydifferent media for the individualto express his aesthetic feelings…You do not have to be a painter ora sculptor to be an artist. You maybe a shoemaker. You may becreative as such. And, if so, you area greater artist than the majorityof the painters whose work isshown in the art galleries oftoday." Alfred Stieglitz