Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Alfred Stieglitz (10 quotes)

(1864-1946)
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"In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. "
Photography > General
Quote #35
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"Photography is my passion."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #394
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"Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography - that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. As a matter of fact nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love; and viewed in this light the incorrectness of the popular classification is readily apparent."
Photography > General
Quote #397
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"The ability to make a truly artistic photograph is not acquired off-hand, but is the result of an artistic instinct coupled with years of labor."
Photography > General
Quote #398
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"I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique. "
Photography > Technique
Quote #433
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"Wherever there is light, one can photograph. "
Photography > General
Quote #434
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"I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. "
Photography > Photographer
Quote #435
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"It is not art in the professionalized sense about which I care, but that which is created sacredly, as a result of a deep inner experience, with all of oneself, and that becomes 'art' in time."
Art > General
Quote #436
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"The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art; but granted that it is an art, reliance should be placed unreservedly upon those possibilities, that they may be made to yield the fullest results."
Photography > General
Quote #437
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"As a matter of fact, nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #566
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