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“While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.”
“Ours is a time of the machine, and ours is a need to know that the machine can be put to creative human effort. If not, the machine can destroy us.”
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
“We know by now how to photograph poor people. What we don't know is how to photograph affluence — whose other face is poverty.”
“How fast it comes ...”
“... it came to me that what I had to do was to take pictures and concentrate upon people, only people, all kinds of people, people who paid me and people who didn't.”
“... go in over your head, not just up to your neck.”
“The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. ... I have only touched it with this wonderful democratic instrument, the camera ... ”
“A portrait is a lesson on how one human being should approach another.”
Dorothea Lange, U.S. photographer
(1895 - 1965)
Born: Dorothea Margaretta Nutzhorn.