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FLIP SCHULKE
[1930 - 2008] American photojournalist
My biggest problem with young photographers is that they don't think about context. They think about drama. You've got to know where to point your camera. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

The joy a photojournalist gets out of his work must be in the act of taking the photograph, solving the problem of the moment. You have to take pride in the actual picture when you're shooting it. To do this, you must be aware of everything around you; you must keep educating yourself as widely as possible; you must come up with ideas; you must keep abreast of the current market; you must keep well grounded in current techniques. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

A photograph fills different needs, at different times in life. There are ideas and understandings that people can never fully experience without photography. It's not merely the camera you are focusing—you are focusing yourself. Then, when you touch the button, what is inside of you comes out. It's the most basic form of creativity. Part of you is now permanent. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

The camera is like a wall between you and danger, and you take chances... I reached a point where I decided that if I was going to risk my life, it had to be for something I truly, deeply believed in. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

The biggest difference between color and black and white is the separation of colors. When you're shooting black and white, you have to get contrasts, or else everything will look gray. I pushed the limits of black and white and I was looking for things with dramatic impact, with a lot of contrast. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

People always ask, 'How do you know when to take the picture?' The only way I can explain it is when it feels right. Always trust your gut instinct. A good picture is luck, a lot of times. But you have to be prepared for it. You make your own luck. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

Journalism schools try to teach their students to be 'unbiased.' They should use the word 'fair,' because most people know what it means to be fair. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

All my life, I've gotten bored if I shoot the same thing. I have never specialized and because of that I've been able to work for all kinds of magazines. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

Photojournalism is a combination of art and journalism—it's documentation in an artistic way. It's no different from what a good writer does. What I want to do now is pass this on, to be able to inspire young people to go into journalism. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

Once I was out there shooting, everything came back—the joy, the high of it. It was just like the old days.I want to communicate life as I see it. I'm still a journalist, and I still think journalism is the highest calling in photography. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

Photography can make a person pause in his rush through life. Photography can teach people to look, to feel, to remember, in a way that they didn't know they could. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

As a journalist, my job was to observe the news, not to participate in it, I had always stayed away from participating in events because it was my job to record what was going on around me. - Flip Schulke - From the book: Witness to Our Times: My Life as a Photojournalist by Flip Schulke

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