“By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary”

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“By choosing a precise intersection between subject and time, he may transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and the real into the surreal.”

– Constantine Manos, photographer, American


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“my best pictures are not a result of a “decisive moment,” they are done in a “moment of trust” “

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“The art of posing the photograph is different from that of taking things as they are. I think my best pictures are not a result of a “decisive moment,” they are done in a “moment of trust”.”

“No picture of mine was staged or posed by myself. Sometimes people spontaneously posed for me and I simply took the picture, which they offered.”

Marketa Luskacova, Czech, photographer


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“it is quite unimportant whether photography produces ‘art’ or not. Its own basic laws…”

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“It cannot be too plainly stated that it is quite unimportant whether photography produces ‘art’ or not. Its own basic laws, not the opinions of art critics, will provide the only valid measure of its future worth.”

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian, photographer, painter


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“Experience has shown that the more fascinating the subject, the less observant the photographer.”

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“Experience has shown that the more fascinating the subject, the less observant the photographer.”

– Andreas Feininger, photographer


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

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“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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“What you have caught on film… remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

— Aaron Siskind, American, photographer


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