The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
To me, beauty appears when one feels deeply, and art is an act of total attention.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath and hope it will wait for you.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible and not having to meet anyone else's requirement but your own.
The good photograph is not the object, the consequences of the photograph are the objects.
Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon... We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is. The artist is a professional see-er.
Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.
To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.
You put your camera around your neck along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera.
We know by now how to photograph poor people. What we don't know is how to photograph affluence - whose other face is poverty.
I believe that what we call beautiful is generally a by-product.
This benefit of seeing...can come only if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image...the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate.
A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph.
I realize more and more what it takes to be a really good photographer. You go in over your head, not just up to your neck.
The words that come direct from the people are the greatest.If you substitute one out of your own vocabulary, it disappears before your eyes.
Life, for people, begins to crumble on the edges; they don't realize it.
The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable.
No country has ever closely scrutinized itself visually ... I know what we could make of it if people only thought we could dare look at ourselves.
Surefire things are deadening to the human spirit.
I many times encountered courage, real courage. Undeniable courage. I've heard it said that that was the highest quality of the human animal. I encountered that many times, in unexpected places. And I have learned to recognize it when I see it.
... it came to me that what I had to do was to take pictures and concentrate upon people, only people, all kinds of people, people who paid me and people who didn't.
It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.
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