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One must be able to gain an understanding at short notice and close range of the beauties of character, intellect, and spirit so as to be able to draw out the best qualities and make them show in the outer aspect of the sitter. To do this one must not have a too pronounced notion of what constitutes beauty in the external and, above all, must not worship it. To worship beauty for its own sake is narrow, and one surely cannot derive from it that esthetic pleasure which comes from finding beauty in the commonest things. - Imogen Cunningham - Wilson’s Photographic Magazine in March, 1914.
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Photography is the beauty of life, captured. - Tara Chisholm

(...) Along with people who pretty themselves for the camera, the unattractive and the disaffected have been assigned their beauty. - Susan Sontag, On Photography by Susan Sontag , ISBN: 0385267061 , Page: 103
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The camera can be lenient; it is can also expert at being cruel. But its cruelty only produces another kind of beauty, according to the surrealist preferences which rule photographic taste. - Susan Sontag, On Photography by Susan Sontag , ISBN: 0385267061 , Page: 104
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True beauty is not a measurement, it is a spirit. - David Winge
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The intention of a photgrapher is to capture the beauty in places, obvious or hidden, in which modern age and technology cause us to dismiss. - Kassadi Collins

 
  
 
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