Posts Tagged ‘photographer’

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2017

Brooks Atkinson, on photography

“The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives to him to keep on looking.”

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Quote of the day, June 9

June 9, 2015

Berenice Abbott, on photography (1951)

“I believe there is no more creative medium than photography to recreate the living world of our time. Photography gladly accepts the challenge because it is at home in its element: namely, realism—real life—the now.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2015

James Nachtwey, on photography (2001)

“The worst thing is to feel that as a photographer I’m benefiting from someone else’s tragedy. This idea haunts me. It’s something I have to reckon with every day, because I know that if I ever allow genuine compassion to be overtaken by personal ambition, I will have sold my soul. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person’s predicament. The extent to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other and to that extent I can accept myself.”