Photography Quotes

To photograph people is to obligate them in some way to face things they weren’t expecting to.
– Susana Fortes

The painting of tomorrow will use the photographic eye as it has used the human eye.
– Louis Aragon

In every photographer there was a painter, a true artist, awaiting expression.
– Pablo Picasso

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
– Minor White

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
– Henri Cartier Bresson

It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.
– James Lalropui Keivom

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
– Tony Benn

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
– Diane Arbus

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

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
– Ansel Adams

Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, “Gee, I’m glad I have that moment.”
– John Loengard

I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
– Wynn Bullock

Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.
– Edward Weston

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
– Eudora Welty

When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls!
– Ted Grant

Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
– Edward Weston

A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
– Henri Cartier

Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it.
– Emerson

…the only thing that is new in art is the example; the message is, broadly speaking, the same coherence, form, meaning.
– Robert Adams

The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to see.
– Ernst Haas