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Interesting quote on photography by Susan Sontag

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” – Susan Sontag This quote comes from Susan Sontag’s pioneering book On Photography. First published in 1977 and described by Sontag as “a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs” it’s … Continue reading

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How To Be Creative by Off Book & PBS Digital Studios

Want to be more creative? Check out this is fascinating video that examines the creative process by questioning some of the myths surrounding it. What is the creative process? Is there such a thing as originality? Can the creative process … Continue reading

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Inspiring quote on creativity by Paul Caponigro

Here’s a beautiful quote on photography & creativity from Paul Caponigro. “At the root of creativity is an impulse to understand, to make sense of random and often unrelated details. For me, photography provides an intersection of time, space, light, … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote On Photography By Richard Avedon

Here’s a great quote on photography from the great portrait photographer Richard Avedon. “A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There … Continue reading

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Funny quote on photography

It’s Monday morning and this quote gave me a chuckle. Although Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a photographer, his dog Fido was the first Presidential dog ever to be photographed. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote From Photographer Alfred Stieglitz

“The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience.” – Alfred Stieglitz                                 … Continue reading

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Great Quote About Photography From John Szarkowski

Here’s provocative quote on photography from John Szarkowski: “Photography is a contest between a photographer and the presumptions of approximate and habitual seeing. The contest can be held anywhere…” John Szarkowski was the Director of Photography at The Museum of … Continue reading

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Inspiring quote on photography from Ralph Gibson

Ralph Gibson is a contemporary American photographer born in Los Angeles, California in 1939. He studied photography while in the U.S. Navy then at the San Francisco Art institute. He went on to assist Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank while … Continue reading

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Inspiring quote on photography by Elliot Erwitt

Here’s an inspiring quote on photography from Elliott Erwitt. In the 2011 International Center of Photography’s ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement announcement Erwitt is described as “distinguished as both a documentary and commercial photographer, Erwitt has made some of the … Continue reading

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Inspiring quote from Aaron Siskind

“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect…. but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.” – Aaron Siskind

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