Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott

was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.
If a medium is representational by nature of the realistic image formed by a lens, I see no reason why we should stand on our heads to distort that function. On the contrary, we should take hold of that very quality, make use of it, and explore it to the fullest.More Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To chart a course, one must have a direction. In reality, the eye is no better than the philosophy behind it. The photographer creates, evolves a better, more selective, more acute eye by looking ever more sharply at what is going on in the world. Like every other means of expression, photography, if it is to be utterly honest and direct, should be related to the life of the times-the pulse of today. The photograph may be presented as finely and artistically as you will, but to merit serious consideration, must be direMore Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.More Berenice Abbott quotes [07/11/2011 06:07:13]
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.More Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.More Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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