“A photograph is usually looked at—seldom looked into.” – Ansel Adams
Born: 1902 / Nationality: American / Genre: Landscape
Ansel Adams, The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942. Courtesy of the U.S. National Archives (Records of the National Park Service).
“Photos don’t get better when they’re bigger.” – Hellen van Meene
Born: 1972 / Nationality: Dutch / Genre: Portraiture
“I take photographs not only with my eyes, but with my entire body.” – Daidō Moriyama
Born: 1938 / Nationality: Japanese / Genre: Street
Daido Moryama, Record No.6, 2000. Courtesy of Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation.
“It’s not that I don’t care about content, but content is not the only way a photograph has meaning.” – James Welling
Born: 1951 / Nationality: American / Genre: Fine art
“There are no rules. But sometimes you need parameters.” – Todd Hido
Born: 1968 / Nationality: American / Genre: Landscape, portraiture, interiors
Todd Hido, Untitled, #6405-8, 2007. © Todd Hido.
“As a brown person, as a brown artist, your work is political. Whether you like it or not.” – Wendy Red Star
Born: 1981 / Nationality: American / Genre: Fine art
“If I don’t kill you, I can’t move on.” – Ishiuchi Miyako
Born: 1947 / Nationality: Japanese / Genre: Reportage, still life
Ishiuchi Miyako, #98 from the series ‘Yokosuka Story’, 1996-97. © Ishiuchi Miyako. Courtesy of The Third Gallery Aya.
Excerpted from Photographers on Photography by Henry Carroll Copyright © 2018 by Henry Carroll. Excerpted by permission of Laurence King Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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