6 Photographers and 1 Artist on Photography

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” – Ansel Adams

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange


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 Peavler, Bill. South elevation: Municipal Building, 200 North Walker, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK (after 1936)Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

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Logan, Trace. Oklahoma City Bldg. (2016), OKC, OK.


“I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching inadequate.” – Ben Shahn

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz


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Shahn, Ben. Untitled (1935), unknown.

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Logan, Trace. Now Showing (2016), OKC, OK.


“I think photography is closest to writing, not painting. It’s closest to writing because you are using this machine to convey an idea. The image shouldn’t need a caption; it should already convey an idea.” – Mary Ellen Mark

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” – Paul Strand


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Schulman, Faye. Soviet Partisans, Ukraine (c. 1942- 1944), unknown.

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Logan, Trace. Revolt in the Suburbs (2016), OKC, OK.


“Photography is the plastic verification of fact. Art presents to us what we may call the emotional or intellectual truth: photography the material truth.” – Marius de Zayas in an essay titled Photography Is Not Art.