Sometimes you can destroy your photography by being a photographer

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A selection of memorable quotes from our articles and interviews.


 

The mere act of taking pictures, this is the most exciting thing to me.

Interview with Nobuyoshi Araki

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Photography is intrusive. For a photographer, the camera is a necessary evil. Its gains also brings about losses.

An Interview with Chang Chao-Tang 張照堂

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For me the question “is my work good?” is not that important. What is important though is the question “what is not good in my work?”

Getting Personal with Sohrab Hura

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In Photography the eye is not the only thing you should use to appreciate things.

A Conversation with Oscar Motuloh

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I don’t have to admire every person to photograph them. I mean if the person is very strong and controversial, they are a great subject matter for me.

Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India

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Every photographer goes through stages where he looks at some established work and thinks to himself “hang on a second, I can do better than that!”

Invisible Interview: Hin Chua, After The Fall

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Photography can be done in a personal way. You may earn your money elsewhere and keep photography as a passion. And you shoot the shit out of everything around you.

Interview with Pablo Bartholomew

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The irony is that when one labels himself or herself a documentary photographer with social concerns is one obliged to do anything for the society. If one is an artist, one doesn’t seem to have that burden.

Tay Kay Chin’s Unphotographable

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Taking a photo is like enclosing the object in the frame of the camera. So if I put my photos in picture frames, they will have double frames, as though they are in coffins.

Interview with Nobuyoshi Araki

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Digital cameras are color by default. Color was never an issue and I didn’t avoid it. Content, however, is difficult.

An Interview with Chang Chao-Tang 張照堂

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When photographers from the West go to a Third World country and make stories about poverty and suffering, how much ‘reality’ does that represent?

Sarker Protick, The Dark Heart Of Photography?

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To my understanding, objectivity and subjectivity are not mutually exclusive.

Invisible Interview: Lam Yik Fei, Hong Kong

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Motion pictures are about time lines. They represent the strength of continuity. Photography is about a moment. It is more liberal, simpler and independent.

An Interview with Chang Chao-Tang 張照堂

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Darshan is something which is not just seeing but experiencing situations in totality. And that can happen with a wide-angle, with a telephoto, and it can happen in colour or black and white.

Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India

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Sometimes in photography you have to talk about tomorrow, along with the past and history.

A Conversation with Oscar Motuloh

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Sometimes you can destroy your photography by being a photographer.

Getting Personal with Sohrab Hura

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I start on a journey but I have no idea where the end of the journey lies.

Invisible Interview: Alex Webb

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I think it’s always easier to photograph someone else’s misery and not one’s own, and I didn’t want to feel like a hypocrite.

Getting Personal with Sohrab Hura

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Ethics is not only linked with morality. Ethics is not meant for regulation but about how you understand anybody else.

A Conversation with Oscar Motuloh

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Sometimes things happen beyond your planning and anticipation, and these moments, they are the surprises that enrich anyone’s lives.

Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India

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The character of the nation influences the work of the students (photographers). The work is not political as a main goal but indirectly influenced.

A Conversation with Oscar Motuloh

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I go through periods of doubt and confusion – I assume we all do. The best solution for me – and I think this reflects the kind of photographer I am – is to get out in the street and take photographs.

Invisible Interview: Alex Webb

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  1. Sometimes…
    But photography is not about catching those birds that fly fast when attempted.
    Photographs are the birds.

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