Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Garry Winogrand (15 quotes)

(1928-1984)
a noted street photographer known for his portrayal of America in the mid twentieth century. Winogrand was known for his portrayal of America in the early 1960s and his interest in social issues of the day and in the role of media in shaping attitudes.
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"Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts."
Photography > General
Quote #5
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"A photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how the camera 'saw' a piece of time and space."
Photography > General
Quote #11
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"Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed."
Photography > General
Quote #12
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"I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #13
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"I like to think of photographing as a two-way act of respect. Respect for the medium, by letting it do what it does best, describe. And respect for the subject, by describing it as it is. A photograph must be responsible to both."
Photography > General
Quote #14
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"There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described."
Photography > General
Quote #15
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"All things are photographable."
Photography > General
Quote #16
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"I don't have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #17
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"You have a lifetime to learn technique. But I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to see; learn that and all you have to do afterwards is press the shutter."
"Every photograph is a battle of form versus content."
"Great photography is always on the edge of failure."
"Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the picture as judgment that the photograph is good."
"For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film…if, later, the reality means something to someone else, so much the better."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #335
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"There are no photographs while I'm reloading . [Response to how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film.]"
Photography > Photographer
Quote #336
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"The photo is a thing in itself. And that's what still photography is all about."
Photography > General
Quote #392
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