Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Robert Frank (4 quotes)

(1924- )
An important figure in American photography and film who was born in Zurich, Switzerland. His most notable work, the 1958 photographic book titled simply "The Americans", was heavily influential in the post-war period, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and skeptical outsider's view of American society. Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with compositing and manipulating photographs.
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"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph."
Photography > General
Quote #61
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"When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #62
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"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. "
Photography > General
Quote #63
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"My photographs are not planned or composed in advance and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind--something has been accomplished."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #316
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