1.A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.
2.The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
3.“I’m mature enough to forgive you, but I’m not dumb enough to trust you again.”
4.I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
5.A photojournalist makes snap decisions; based on the ability to quickly assess situations and record one’s perceived truth.
6.When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
7.A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
8.” There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you.”
9.“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
10.It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
11.Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.
12.“The minute you start caring about what other people think is the minute you stop being yourself.”
13.To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.
14.My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
15.We don’t learn from our good images; we learn from the ones that can be improved on.
16.Fear is the thing that prohibits a lot of photographers from reaching their full potential.
17.In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
18.What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
19.You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.
20.Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.
21.“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.”
22.I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.
23.If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.
24.” Do not chase people. Work harnd be you. The right people who belong in your life will come find.”
25.What I have learnt and what I teach now is all about experimentation and learning to pick yourself up and try again when you fall down.
26.“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”
27.“I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say “Because of you, I didn’t give up.”
28.Stop hating yourself for what you aren’t and start loving yourself for what you are.
29.To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.
30.All the planning, intuition, technical prowess, and knowledge, as well as the trust and rapport you have (or haven’t) established, will show up in the picture, frozen forever.
31.Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture. You never realize that you needed was to change perspective.
32.When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
33.The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
34.No, you don’t shoot things. You capture them. Photography means painting with light. And that’s what you do. You paint a picture only by adding light to the things you see.
35.Yes, it took me just a moment to draw this line with the brush. But it took me months, perhaps even years, of reflection to form the idea.
36.When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
37.If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.
38.A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
39.The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.
40.A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
41.Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
42.“If you want to know how rich you are, find out how many things you have that cannot buy.”
43.Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images–one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.
44.The world moves fast, changing everything around us with each new day. Photography is a gift that can keep us in a moment forever, blissfully eternal.
45.“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
46.You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
47.A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
48.“You are never too old to set another goal. Or to dream a new dream.”
49.A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
50.What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially.
51.Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.
52.Whatever happens in front of the lens stays. What’s captured during the encounter is all that exists.
53.To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
54.When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!
55.The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
56.A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
57.You cannot possibly hit the shutter without leaving a piece of you in the image.
58.To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
59.If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.
60.To me, a photograph means the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the meaning of an event on the one hand and the exact arrangement of the visually perceived forms expressing that event on the other.
61.John White, another Pulitzer Prize winning photographer at the Sun-Times once told me he photographed every sunrise. In disbelief, I inquired why? He simply said he didn’t want to miss the really great one.
62.Art is what we call…the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.
63.For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate.