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    Photography has always been capable of manipulation.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: photography 
     
    When you have unity, I think it squares the reach or power of the work.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: work  power 
     
    For me it was sort of career suicide to work in color, but I did it because I perceived myself from an early stage to be interested in seasonality - the changing of the seasons - thats what I deeply loved.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: work  suicide  career 
     
    Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: world  black 
     
    Some of the people who are now manipulating photos, such as Andreas Gursky, make the argument - rightly - that the straight photographs of the 1940s and 50s were no such thing. Ansel Adams would slap a red filter on his lens, then spend three days burning and dodging in the dark room, making his prints. That's a manipulation. Even the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, with all due respect to him, are notoriously burned and dodged.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: people  respect  dark  photo  adam 
     
    I'm trying to take pictures of less and less.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    Some people consider utopia to be derived from nature. For some people, utopia is the city.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: nature  people 
     
    The digital print is becoming the look of our time, and it makes the C-print start to look like a tintype.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: time 
     
    The job of the color photographer is to provide some level of abstraction that can take the image out of the daily.
    — Joel Sternfeld
    tags: job  photographer 
     
    No individual photo explains anything. That's what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium. It is the photographer's job to get this medium to say what you need it to say. Because photography has a certain verisimilitude, it has gained a currency as truthful - but photographs have always been convincing lies.
    — Joel Sternfeld
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