Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Minor White (14 quotes)

(1908-1976)
an American photographer born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. White was known for photographing things usually considered mundane, but often made special by the quality of the light in which they were photographed.
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"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen."
Photography > General
Quote #24
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"Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence."
Photography > General
Quote #25
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"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts."
Photography > General
Quote #26
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"I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice. "
Photography > Photographer
Quote #79
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"When gifts are given to me through my camera, I accept them graciously."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #399
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"There's no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I'm always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don't give a damn how it got made."
Photography > Technique
Quote #400
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"Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera."
Photography > General
Quote #532
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"We emphasized the creativeness that happens at the moment of seeing over the kind that takes place in the dark room."
"Reaching a 'creative' state of mind thru positive action is considered preferable to waiting for 'inspiration'. "
"The development of a love of medium and a responsibility for one's own pictures is an overall goal."
"Photography is a language more universal than words."
"At first glance a photograph can inform us. At second glance it can reach us."
"Students were taught by doing."
"We could teach photography as a way to make a living, and best of all, somehow to get students to experience for themselves photography as a way of life."