random quotes

A photograph has picked up a fact of life, and that fact will live forever
Raghu Rai

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination 
to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so 
ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey 

he unconscious obsession that we photographers have is that wherever we go 
we want to find the theme that we carry inside ourselves. 
Graciela Iturbide 

I photograph only something that has to do with me, and I never did anything that 
I did not want to do. I do not do editorial and I never do advertising. No, my 
freedom is something I do not give away easily.
Josef Koudelka 

For those who were desperate, my camera became an object of hope (...) 
Throughout my year-long coverage of the monsoon world, my strongest  
conviction was that I was involved in the fundamentals of life.
Steve McCurry 

Photography has always reminded me of the second child.. trying to prove itself. 
The fact that it wasn’t really considered an art.. that it was considered a craft.. 
has trapped almost every serious photographer.
Richard Avedon

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just 
long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living 
energy of place could be photographed.
Annie Leibovitz  

It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them 
by revealing the core of their humanness.
Paul Strand    

What I want is the world to remember the problems and the people I photograph. 
What I want is to create a discussion about what is happening around the world 
and to provoke some debate with these pictures. Nothing more than this. I don't 
want people to look at them and appreciate the light and the palate of tones. 
I want them to look inside and see what the pictures represent, and the kind 
of people I photograph.  
Sebastiao Salgado 



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