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Retouching had become controversial ever since Franz Hanfstaengl of Munich showed at the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a retouched negative with a print made from it before and after retouching. It was, Nadar recollected, the beginning of a new era in photography. - Beaumont Newhall, History of Photography by Newhall, Beaumont Newhall , ISBN: 0870703811
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The fundamental belief in the authenticity of photographs explains why photographs of people no longer living and of vanished architecture are so melancholy. - Beaumont Newhall, History of Photography by Newhall, Beaumont Newhall , ISBN: 0870703811
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If the historian will be faithful to the photograph, the photograph will be faithful to history. - Beaumont Newhall, Collection, Use, and Care of Historical Photographs by Robert A. Weinstein , ISBN: 091005021X , Page: 15–16
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More and more are turning to photography as a medium of expression as well as communication. The leavening of aesthetic approaches continues. While it is too soon to define the characteristic of the photographic style today. One common denominator, rooted in tradition, seems in the ascendancy.’ the direct use of the camera for what it can do best, and that is the revelation interpretation and discovery of the world of man and of nature. The greatest challenge to the photographer is to express the inner significance through the outward form. - Beaumont Newhall - Creative Camera page 40

More and more are turning to photography as a medium of expression as well as communication. The leavening of aesthetic approaches continues. While it is too soon to define the characteristic of the photographic style today, one common denominator, rooted in tradition, seems in the ascendancy: the direct use of the camera for what it can do best, and that is the revelation, interpretation and discovery of the world of man and of nature. The greatest challenge to the photographer is to express the inner significance through the out ward form. - Beaumont Newhall - [cited in: “Creative Camera” February 1968, p. 40]

Photography is at once a science and an art, and both aspects are inseparably linked throughout its astonishing rise from a substitute for skill of hand to an independent art form. - Beaumont Newhall - Introduction "The History of Photography" by Beaumont Newhall, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1964

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