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.
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]
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is.More Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.More Berenice Abbott quotes [07/11/2011 06:07:07]
The challenge for me has first been to see things as they are, whether a portrait, a city street, or a bouncing ball. In a word, I have tried to be objective. What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework - that to me is the art of photography.More Berenice Abbott quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.More Berenice Abbott quotes [07/11/2011 06:07:07]

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