My work is never intellectual ... I never make a [photograph] unless emotionally moved.  -  Edward Weston


Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.  -  Don McCullin


I give you the print as the equivalent of what I saw and felt.  -  Alfred Stieglitz

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Taking a successful photograph entails being taken by what was seen.

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If, as in Dorothea Lange’s words, “A camera is a tool to learn to see without a camera.” then a photograph may be able to serve as an individual lesson.

(And perhaps something similar can be said about paintings, sketches, ... )