Why do we love photography?
These quotes from famous photographers and artists are not necessarily answers to that question, but they could be.
When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things. – Wynn Bullock
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do. – Andy Warhol
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. – John Berger
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. – George Eastman
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. – Karl Lagerfeld
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words. – Elliott Erwitt
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies. – Diane Arbus
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange
The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much. – Annie Leibovitz
When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read the line of a poem twice. – Robert Frank
Essentially what photography is is life lit up. – Sam Abell
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. – Marc Riboud
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. – Aaron Siskind
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. – Steve McCurry