SIR WILLIAM CRAWFORD

 
Photography is strong exactly where painting and drawing weak, that is to say in the precise reproduction of objects, particularly as regards surface qualities. - Sir William Crawford
on opening exhibition of advertising photographs in July 1929, The Times, 5 October 1929, p. 13 [cited in: “Germany - The New Photography 1927 – 33’ (Documents and essays selected and edited by David Mellor), Arts Council of Great Britain, London 1978, p. 123]