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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.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
[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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