Berenice Abbott


“I didn’t decide to be a photographer. I just happened to fall into it.”

“Photography helps people to see.”




Ansel Adams


“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”



Aaron Siskind


“Photography is a way of feeling ,of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things ,long after you have forgotten everything.”



Henri Cartier-Bresson


“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”

“The photography itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.”




Robert Capa


“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”




Helmut Newton


“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,amuse and entertain.”




Robert Frank


“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

“There is one thing the photograph must contain,the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough- there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.”




“It’s not the camera, but who’s behind the camera.”

“Once photography enters your bloodstream,it’s like a disease.”

“Good photographs speaks through silence.”

“A photograph can be as striking and as haunting as a great painting or a fine poem.”

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”



Andy Warhol


“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”



Elliott Erwitt.


“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.”
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”



Robert Mapplethorpe


“I’m obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn’t. And, that’s a tough place to be because you’re never satisfied.”



Annie Leibovitz


“I’m more interested in being good than being famous.”

 “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.”


Steve McCurry


“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe,and my camera is my passport.”





  1. Some great quotes here. I especially like the first one by Ansel Adams. Maybe you already know, but Adams is a legend among landscape photographers here in America. I’ve purchased calendars with his photographs for Christmas presents. 🙂 The pics are gorgeous.

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