10 Quotes About What Photography Is

  • “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

     — Diane Arbus

  • “Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.”

     — Steven Pinker

  • “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

     — Aaron Siskind

  • “Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.”

     — Chuck Close

  • “Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.”

     — Andy Goldsworthy

  • “Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

     — Alfred Stieglitz

  • “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.”

     — W. Eugene Smith

  • “Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.”

     — Elliott Erwitt

  • “Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”

     — Garry Winogrand

  • “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.”

     — Ansel Adams

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