GUSTAVE LE GRAY

 
The future of photography does not lie in the cheapness but in the quality of a picture. If a photograph is beautiful, complete, and durable, it acquires an intrinsic value before which its price disappears entirely. For my part, it is my wish that photography, rather than falling into domain of industry or of commerce, might remain in that of art. That is its only true place, and I shall always seek to make it progress in that direction. - Gustave Le Gray , 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 348