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    a. d. coleman Quotes

    Photographs are of course about their makers, and are to be read for what they disclose in that regard no less than for what they reveal of the world as their makers comprehend, invent, and describe it.
    — A. D. Coleman
    tags: world  read  invent 
     
    It is no coincidence that one cardinal rule in brainwashing is to remove from the victim all photographs of himself and people he has known.
    — A. D. Coleman
    tags: people  rules  victim 
     
    ... the battle for the acceptance of photography as Art was not only counter-productive but counter-revolutionary. The most important photography is most emphatically not Art.
    — A. D. Coleman
    Any photographer worth his/her salt - that is, any photographer of professional caliber, in control of the craft, regardless of imagistic bent - can make virtually anything look good. Which means, of course, that she or he can make virtually anything look bad - or look just about any way at all. After all, that is the real work of photography: making things look, deciding how a thing is to appear in the image.
    — A. D. Coleman
    The past is always with us, in the form of our photographs, which we feel as we might a rosary, wearing them smooth with the fingering of our eyes.
    — A. D. Coleman
    tags: past  eyes 
     
    The simple fact is this: There are no neutral photographs.
    — A. D. Coleman
    tags: facts 
     
    What a photograph shows us is how a particular thing could be seen, or could be made to look - at a specific moment, in a specific context, by a specific photographer employing specific tools.
    — A. D. Coleman
    We've spent now about 150 years trying to convince ourselves that photographs are reliable evidence, some unimpeachable slice of the real world. That was a myth from the very beginning.
    — A. D. Coleman
    tags: world  real  year 
     
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