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Ansel Adams
(1902-1984) born on
Feb 20
US landscape photographer, conservationist. He helped establish photography as an art form while capturing the beauty of western U.S.
         
   
F
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

R
The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
A
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
N
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
K
[I]f photography were difficult in the true sense . . . that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Recalled on his death 22 Apr 1984.
R: In "Older & Wiser, ed. by G. B. Dianda and B. J. Hofmayer, 1995.
A: The Portfolios of Ansel Adams," NY Graphic Society, 1981.
N: In "The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations," by Stephen Donadio, 1992.
K: "A Personal Credo," in American Annual of Photography, vol. 58, 1944.
   


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