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Street Photographers Quotes

Since I'm inarticulate, I express myself with images. - Helen Levitt

I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed. - Garry Winogrand

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts. - Walker Evans

The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.
- Robert Doisneau


Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.
- Helmut Newton

I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. I also got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted tuberous begonias on the porch and 78 trees and a million pebbles in the driveway and more. It’s a generous medium, photography. - Lee Friedlander


“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
— Elliott Erwitt