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EVE ARNOLD
[b. 1912] American photojournalist
You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there. - Eve Arnold, Master Photographers – The World’s Great Photographers on their Art and Technique , Page: 23

If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it's already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer. - Eve Arnold

A studio session ... provides the greatest chance for control. [But] even though there is total freedom, I still dislike studio photography and the contrived images that usually stem from this genre. - Eve Arnold, Great Images of the 20th Century : The Photographs That Define Our Times by Kelly Knauer (Editor), Inc Time , ISBN: 1883013755 , Page: 134
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It doesn’t matter if you use a box camera or a Leica, the important thing is what motivates you when you are photographing. What I have tried to do is involve the people I was photographing. To have them realize without saying so, that it was up to them to give me whatever they wanted to give me… if they were willing to give, I was willing to photograph. - Eve Arnold

I think if I ever get satisfied, I’ll have to stop. It’s the frustration that drives you. - Eve Arnold

It’s an aggressive way of working because you want to go as deeply as you can, if you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. - Eve Arnold - in a BBC radio interview.

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