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Berenice Abbott quotes


Berenice Abbott quotes
Photography helps people to see.
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.
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation; the image is...
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
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.
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.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.


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