“Photography helps people to see.”      –Berenice Abbott

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”Dorothea Lange

“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.”     –David Bailey

“You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.”     –William Albert Allard


To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.     –Elliott Erwitt

A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.Roland Barthes


Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.     –Walker Evans

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.John Lubbock

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.     –Garry Winogrand

The important thing is not the camera but the eye.Alfred Eisenstaedt

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