“Every artist has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them… “

Art of Quotation

“Every artist I suppose has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them to define it is not really a fair question. My real answer would be, the answer is on the wall.”

Paul Strand, photographer


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5 thoughts on ““Every artist has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them… “

  1. I always liked Paul Strand’s work. I’ve been rereading Beaumont Newhall’s “Photography: Essays & Images: Illustrated Readings in the History of Photography”. Everyone doing photography today should read it because they will discover all the same arguments and issues over the sense of work, importance of the art, and the purity of photography are all well over 100 years old.

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      1. It’s a compilation of articles and writings by or about photographers from the 1800’s to the mid 70’s or so. It’s fascinating.

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