Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be - Duane Michals

We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us - Ralph Hattersley

Be sure to take the lens cap off before photographing - Elliott Erwitt

I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost - Nan Goldin

You know, I really don’t think you learn from teachers. You learn from work. I think what you learn, really, is how to be- you have to be your own toughest critic, and you only learn that from work, from seeing work – Garry Winogrand

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real - Ansel Adams

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography must be integrated with the story - James Wong Howe

I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs - Wayne Miller

All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice - Elliott Erwitt

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world - Arnold Newman

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth - Harold Evans

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 — Aaron Siskind

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality - Alfred Stieglitz

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 — Aaron Siskind

I don’t trust words. I trust pictures - Gilles Peress

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything - John Steinbeck

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real - Ansel Adams

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