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ALVIN LANGDON COBURN
[b 1966] American photographer
A photographic portrait needs more collaboration between sitter and artist than a painted portrait. - Alvin Langdon Coburn

My aim in photography is always to convey a mood and not to impart local information. This is not an easy matter, for the camera if left to its own devices will simply impart local information to the exclusiveness of everything else. - Alvin Langdon Coburn

Why should not the camera artist break away from the worn out conventions... and claim the freedom of expression which any art must have to be alive. - Alvin Langdon Coburn

Photography makes one conscious of beauty everywhere, even in the simplest things, even in what is often considered commonplace or ugly. Yet nothing is really 'ordinary’, for every fragment of the world is crowned with wonder and mystery, and a great and surprising beauty. - Alvin Langdon Coburn

I wish to state emphatically that I do not believe in any sort of handwork or manipulation on a photographic negative or print. - Alvin Langdon Coburn - 1913, expressing his belief in “straight” photography., 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 420
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