Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Walker Evans (5 quotes)

(1903 - 1975)
An American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans' work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8x10-inch camera. He wrote that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent."
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"The meaning of quality in photography's best pictures lies written in the language of vision. That language is learned by chance, not system."
Photography > General
Quote #415
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"Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt. "
Photography > General
Quote #416
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"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
Uncategorized > Uncategorized
Quote #417
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"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #418
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"It’s easy to photograph light reflecting from a surface, the truly hard part is capturing the light in the air."