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12 Famous Quotes by Berenice Abbott
7/17/1898 - 12/9/1991
Also Known As:  
Bernice Abbott
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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.

Photography Quotes, by Berenice Abbott

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I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

Photography Quotes, by Berenice Abbott

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Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.

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What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework - that to me is the art of photography.

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Photography helps people to see.

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The camera is no more an instrument of preservation; the image is...

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Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

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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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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

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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.

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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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I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. I'll be there until the last minute, fighting.

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