30 Photography Quotes

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.
— ansel adams

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
— alfred stieglitz

I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.
— alfred stieglitz

The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
— anton corbijn

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
— antonia fraser

I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate.
— ben shahn

Somehow Photoshop and the ease with which one can produce an image has degraded the quality of photography in general.
— elliott erwitt



I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
— edvard munch

Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.
— donatella versace

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century.
— gabriel lippmann

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
— galen rowell

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement.
— galen rowell

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
— ernst haas

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
— henri cartier bresson

I have always found photography magical, and became more taken with it whilst modeling.
— hanneli mustaparta

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood.
— herb ritts

I was really nervous working with actors, since I come from a photography background.
— gia coppola

I was obsessed from the moment I took my first photograph. I wanted to make photography my career.
— giles duley

I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both.
— john baldessari

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
— john berger

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture.
— parker stevenson

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle, so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
— nigel dennis

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
— paul strand



I worked a little as a messenger on a bicycle and then decided to study photography and film.
— ori gersht

The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.
— steven pinker

I was really into writing short fiction and also photography when I was a kid.
— sean durkin

I am a former economist. I never went to photography school to learn photography.
— sebastiao salgado

I love history, cultural and religious studies, philosophy, photography and traveling.
— ryan lewis

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.
— ray harryhausen

One of the difficulties of photography is that it is much better at being explicit than at being reticent.
— teju cole

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