You don't have to pose your camera. The pictures are there, and you just take them. The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. (On the Spanish Civil War, 1937)
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
The pictures are there, and you just take them.
Q: Do you really distance yourself from your subject? I mean, what would you do if you were presented with a young girl burning to death?
A: About 1/60 at f5.6.
It’s not enough to have talent. You also have to be Hungarian.
The war is like an actress who is getting old. It's less and less photogenic and more and more dangerous. (1944)
What's the point of getting killed if you've got the wrong exposure?
The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda.
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
In a war, you must hate somebody or love somebody; you must have a position or you cannot stand what goes on
It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one.
Like people and let them know it.
The war correspondent has his stake - his life - in his own hands, and he can put it on this horse or that horse, or he can put it back in his pocket at the very last minute.
The desire of any war photographer is to be put out of business.
The war photographer's most fervent wish is for unemployment
For a war correspondent to miss an invasion is like refusing a date with Lana Turner.
The [concentration camps] were swarming with photographers and every new picture of horror served only to diminish the total effect. Now, for a short day, everyone will see what happened to those poor devils in those camps; tomorrow, very few will care what happens to them in the future.
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