Sometimes there is a single image whose compositional structure has such force and such a wealth and the contents of which radiates so much out of it that this single image is itself an entire narrative.

Henri Cartier Bresson

The aim of every artist is to stop the motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it but so that a hundred years later, when a stranger when he sees it, come back to move, because it is life.

William Faulkner

I never asked why taking pictures of her. Actually mine is a desperate battle against the idea that we are all destined to disappear. They are determined to prevent the flow of time. It is sheer folly.

Robert Doisneau 

What is a great depth of field if there is adequate depth of feeling?

Eugene Smith

Photography is probably between all forms of art the most accessible and the most rewarding. Can register faces or events, or tell a story. It may surprise, entertain and educate. It can capture and communicate emotions and document any detail quickly and accurately.

John Hedgecoe

Photography is an immediate action; design a meditation.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The photo does not show the reality, shows the idea that he has.

Neil Leifer

Equipment and technique are just the beginning. It is the photographer that matters most.

John Hedgecoe

You should never judge a photographer on the type of film that uses, but only by how it uses it.

Ernst Haas

You can easily recognize the professional photographer in the midst of a crowd of tourists is what hides his camera.

Roland Topor

Not the one who ignores the alphabet, but the one who ignores the photograph will be the illiterate of the future.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy


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