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Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography - that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
As I hold the future well-being of photography very dear I must see to it that these forces which militate against it be opposed and destroyed.
I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique.
The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
The goal of art was the vital expression of self.
Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
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I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.