Alfred Stieglitz Quotes

 

Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.

 

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.

— Alfred Stieglitz

I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Everything is relative except relatives, and they are absolute.

— Alfred Stieglitz

I have a vision of life, and I try to find equivalents for it in the form of photographs.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Photographers must learn not to be ashamed to have their photographs look like photographs.

— Alfred Stieglitz

I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Wherever there is light, one can photograph.

— Alfred Stieglitz

The goal of art was the vital expression of self.

— Alfred Stieglitz

The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.

— Alfred Stieglitz

We had many books and pictures… my parents’ way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Beautiful dreams – if the world were more beautiful they would come true – But the world is relentless & cruel – people are – they must be, I suppose, or they could not live.

— Alfred Stieglitz

When I make a picture, I make love.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Before the people at large, and for that matter, the artists themselves, understand what photography really means, as I understand that term, it is essential for them to be taught the real meaning of art.

— Alfred Stieglitz

Several people feel I have photographed God. May be.

— Alfred Stieglitz

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