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ROMAN VISHNIAC
[1897 – 1990] was a renowned Russian-American photographer
The purpose of photography is the transmission of a visualized sector of life through the medium of the camera into a mental process that starts with the photographer's thinking about the subject he photographs and is continued in the mind of the spectator. - Roman Vishniac

For me, photographic vision and interpretation mean much more than what the camera is doing. It is not important to ask ‘Is it done by the camera ?’ It is both wrong and weak to analyze photography, and all art for that matter, from the point of view of technique. Instead, we must start from the point of thinking. - Roman Vishniac - Cited in: ‘The Magic Image – The Genius of Photography” by Cecil Beaton and Gail Buckland, Pavilion Books Limited, London 1989, ISBN 1 85145 343 1, p. 165

If you think we see with our eyes, you are wrong. It is with our brain; and we believe in God not with our soul, but also our brain. - Roman Vishniac - Cited in: ‘The Magic Image – The Genius of Photography” by Cecil Beaton and Gail Buckland, Pavilion Books Limited, London 1989, ISBN 1 85145 343 1, p. 165

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