Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Beaumont Newhall (4 quotes)

(1908-1993)
an influential curator, art historian, writer, and photographer. His The History of Photography remains one of the most significant accounts in the field and has become a classic photo history textbook. Newhall was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his accomplishments in the study of photo history.
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"The fundamental belief in the authenticity of photographs explains why photographs of people no longer living and of vanished architecture are so melancholy."
Source: Newhall, Beaumont. "History of Photography"
Photography > General
Quote #240
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"Retouching had become controversial ever since Franz Hanfstaengl of Munich showed at the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a retouched negative with a print made from it before and after retouching. It was, Nadar recollected, the beginning of a new era in photography."
Source: Newhall, Beaumont. "History of Photography"
Photography > History
Quote #241
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"If the historian will be faithful to the photograph, the photograph will be faithful to history."
Source: Weinstein, Robert A. "Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs", Pages 15-16
Photography > General
Quote #242
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"More and more are turning to photography as a medium of expression as well as communication. The leavening of aesthetic approaches continues. While it is too soon to define the characteristic of the photographic style today, one common denominator, rooted in tradition, seems in the ascendancy. The direct use of the camera for what it can do best, and that is the revelation, interpretation, and discovery of the world of man and of nature. The greatest challenge to the photographer is to express the inner significance through the outward form."
Source: "Creative Camera", Page 40
Photography > General
Quote #243
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