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Monuments to photographers

Monuments to photographers. Moscow, Russia

Moscow, Russia. Monuments to photographers

Monuments to photographers
This post is a tribute to a noble profession of a photographer, with a collection of inspirational quotes and pictures of monuments to photographers and cameras in different cities and countries. The work of a photographer is not a simple thing, as somebody said – “Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer. It makes you a Nikon owner”.

Bas-relief of a photographer in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Bas-relief of a photographer in Chelyabinsk, Russia

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. Ambrose Bierce

You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it. Author Unknown

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. Ansel Adams

The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera. W. Eugene Smith

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. Ansel Adams

The camera can photograph thought. Dirk Bogarde

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. Eudora Welty

The camera can photograph thought. Dirk Bogarde

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel Adams

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera. ~Edward Steichen

Every time someone tells me how sharp my photos are, I assume that it isn’t a very interesting photograph. If it were, they would have more to say.

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel Adams

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. Richard Avedon

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. Lewis Hine

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film. ~Author Unknown

Photographs that transcend but do not deny their literal situation appeal to me. Sam Abbel

A picture is worth a thousand words; a slide show is both. ~Author Unknown

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style. Author Unknown

Monuments to photographers