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10 Inspirational Photography Quotes

The images we love tell a story and help us to communicate our ideas more effectively.  Here are ten quotes that inspire us to create with images.

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” – Bruno Barbey

“My photography is a reflection, which comes to life in action and leads to meditation. Spontaneity – the suspended moment – intervenes during action, in the viewfinder.” – Abbas

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible” – Oscar Wilde

“If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” – Eve Arnold

“Ultimately photography is about who you are. It’s the truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit.” – Leonard Freed

 “I’m very open to any visual conceits and any possibilities at my disposal to be better explain to people the ideas I’m exploring.” – Tim Hetherington

“I am not an artist. I am an image maker.” – Thomas Hoepker

“I dont believe in learning from other peoples pictures. I think you should learn from your own interior vision of things and discover, as I say, Innocently, as though there had never been anybody.” – Orson Welles

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”  – John Berger

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know they key to photography.” – George Eastman

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