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Quotes of the Day for 20 February 2002 – Photography

Ansel Easton Adams was born at San Francisco on this day in 1902. I can't think of another photographer who brought us as many images in such incredible focus and marvelous perspective.

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The quotes:

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
     - Ansel Adams

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them.
     - Albert Einstein

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
     - Ansel Adams

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
     - Minor White

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.
     - Edward Steichen


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