Sunday, 13 May 2012

A bunch of quotes about "documentary photography"

A bunch of quotes about "documentary photography" from exhibitors at our group show. We plan on using it as a poster at the exhibition.

 The photograph isn't what was photographed. It's something else. It's a new fact.
 Garry Winogrand

Documentary: That’s a sophisticated and misleading word, and not really clear. The term should be documentary style. You see, a document has use, whereas art is really useless.
Walker Evans

When I lie, I am closer to the truth than documentary photography.
Tono Stano

 Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.
 Don McCullin

A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph per se. It’s a photograph which carries the full meaning of the episode.
 Dorothea Lange

Documentary carries (old) information about a group of powerless people to another group addressed as socially powerful.
Martha Rosler

Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Robert Frankz 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.
Elliott Erwitt

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