Photography  in  Words (Click the screen icon below for full screen view.)
1  “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand
2  “Photography. . . offers the most complete satisfaction of our curiosity.” — Schopenhauer
3  “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera.”  — Lewis Hine
4  “Only with effort can the camera be forced to lie. . . so the photographer is much more likely to approach nature in a ...
5  “Most of my photographs are compassionate, gentle, and personal.  They. . . tend not to preach.  And they tend not to p...
6  “The camera is a kind of license [to ask people about their lives].  A lot of people, they want to be paid that much at...
7  “Photography is the only ‘language’ understood in all parts of the world, and bridging all nations and cultures, it lin...
8  “Like chess, or writing, [photography] is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photo...
9  “The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work. . . .  You can only see what you are ready to see —wha...
<ul><li>“ I photograph to find out </li></ul><ul><li>what something will look like </li></ul><ul><li>photographed.” </li><...
11  “Photography is a tool for dealing with things every-body knows about but isn’t attending to.  My photo-graphs are int...
12  “I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” — Minor White
13  “The weight of words.  The shock of photos.” — advertisement for  Paris-Match
14  “The camera is my tool.  Through it I give a reason to everything around me.” — André Kertész
15  “I want my photographs to show people what they could never see in ‘real life’.  Otherwise, what’s the point?” — Todd ...
(This is still in progress—more will come, but the last two slides will have summaries, like this next one. . . .)
<ul><li>1  “Your photography is a record of your living. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>2  “Photography. . . offers the most comp...
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Photo Quotations 2

  1. 1. Photography in Words (Click the screen icon below for full screen view.)
  2. 2. 1 “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand
  3. 3. 2 “Photography. . . offers the most complete satisfaction of our curiosity.” — Schopenhauer
  4. 4. 3 “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera.” — Lewis Hine
  5. 5. 4 “Only with effort can the camera be forced to lie. . . so the photographer is much more likely to approach nature in a spirit of inquiry, of communion.” — Edward Weston
  6. 6. 5 “Most of my photographs are compassionate, gentle, and personal. They. . . tend not to preach. And they tend not to pose as art.” — Bruce Davidson
  7. 7. 6 “The camera is a kind of license [to ask people about their lives]. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that’s a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.” — Diane Arbus
  8. 8. 7 “Photography is the only ‘language’ understood in all parts of the world, and bridging all nations and cultures, it links the family of man [and] allows us to share in the hopes and despair of others.” —Helmut Gernsheim
  9. 9. 8 “Like chess, or writing, [photography] is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photography the number of possibilities is not finite but infinite.” — John Szarkowski
  10. 10. 9 “The particular place simply provided an excuse to produce work. . . . You can only see what you are ready to see —what mirrors your mind at that particular time.” — George Tice
  11. 11. <ul><li>“ I photograph to find out </li></ul><ul><li>what something will look like </li></ul><ul><li>photographed.” </li></ul><ul><li>— Garry Winogrand </li></ul>
  12. 12. 11 “Photography is a tool for dealing with things every-body knows about but isn’t attending to. My photo-graphs are intended to represent something you don’t see.” — Emmet Gowin
  13. 13. 12 “I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.” — Minor White
  14. 14. 13 “The weight of words. The shock of photos.” — advertisement for Paris-Match
  15. 15. 14 “The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.” — André Kertész
  16. 16. 15 “I want my photographs to show people what they could never see in ‘real life’. Otherwise, what’s the point?” — Todd Hanson
  17. 17. (This is still in progress—more will come, but the last two slides will have summaries, like this next one. . . .)
  18. 18. <ul><li>1 “Your photography is a record of your living. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>2 “Photography. . . offers the most complete. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>3 “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>4 “Only with effort can the camera be forced. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>5 “Most of my photographs are compassionate. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>6 “The camera is a kind of license [to ask. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>7 “Photography is the only ‘language’. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>8 “Like chess, or writing, [photography] is a. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>9 “The particular place simply provided an. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ I photograph to find out what something. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>11 “Photography is a tool for dealing with. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>12 “I’m always mentally photographing. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>13 “The weight of words. The shock of. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>14 “The camera is my tool. Through it I. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>15 “I want my photographs to show people. . . . </li></ul>
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