Berenice Abbott

Quotes: Berenice Abbott

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    Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
    Source: Berenice Abbott, photographer: a modern vision : a selection of photographs and essays
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    Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
    Source: Berenice Abbott, photographer: a modern vision : a selection of photographs and essays
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    Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
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    Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.
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    The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective.
    Source: Berenice Abbott, photographer: a modern vision : a selection of photographs and essays
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    There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.
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    What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.
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