Find the best quotes by Dorothea Lange.
I believe that what we call beautiful is generally a by-product.
No country has ever closely scrutinized itself visually.
The words that come direct from the people are the greatest… If you substitute one out of your own vocabulary, it disappears before your eyes.
Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion… the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.
Surefire things are deadening to the human spirit.
Seeing is more than a physiological phenomenon… We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture…
A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph.
I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera.
The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is…
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.
The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that’s one kind of person, but the fellow who’s…
I many times encountered courage, real courage. Undeniable courage. I’ve heard it said that that was the highest quality of the human animal. I encountered…
It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.
To know ahead of time what you’re looking for means you’re then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.
A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
A camera teaches you how to see without a camera.
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