[ photography Quotes ]



Showing search results for Quotations by subject : Photography - 13 quotations
13 quotes

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Photography
Diane Arbus

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 312 votes

At least the box is full of something useful. [On his photo gracing a box of Raisin Bran]
Photography
Avery Brooks

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 287 votes

Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.
Photography
Norman Mailer

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 212 votes

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
Photography
Edvard Munch

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 162 votes

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.
Photography
Janet Malcolm

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 175 votes

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
Photography
John Ruskin

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 189 votes

Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
Photography
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 191 votes

Photographers never have much incentive to show the world as it is.
Photography
William Leith

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 203 votes

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
Photography
Eliot Porter

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 160 votes

The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
Photography
Dirk Bogarde

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 301 votes

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
Photography
Walter Benjamin

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 287 votes

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography
Dorothea Lange

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 199 votes

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
Photography
Susan Sontag

Comment this quote | Permalink | Vote for this quote  | 202 votes
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun