You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

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The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.

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

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.