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Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind (December 4, 1903 – February 8, 1991) was an American photographer widely considered to be closely involved with, if not a part of, the abstract expressionist movement. In his autobiography he wrote that he began his foray into photography when he received a camera for a wedding gift and began taking pictures on his honeymoon. He quickly realized the artistic potential this offered. He worked in both New York City and Chicago

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I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worsh ...

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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.

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Almost inevitably there are tensions in the picture, tensions between the outside world and the insi ...

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What is the subject matter of this apparently very personal world? It has been suggested that these ...

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In any art, you don't know in advance what you want to say - it's revealed to you as you say it. Tha ...

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For some reason or other there was in me the desire to see the world clean and fresh and alive, as p ...

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“We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned t ...

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“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured ...

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As the language or vocabulary of photography has been extended, the emphasis of meaning has shifted, ...

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When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete and self-contained, whos ...

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To me documentary photography means making a picture so that the viewer doesn't think about the man ...

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If you look very intensely and slowly things will happen that you never dreamed of before.

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The only other things I got from the abstract expressionists is the absolute belief that this canvas ...

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It is no longer a matter of expressing reality, but of expressing what one feels about reality.

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However, I must stress that my own interest is immediate and in the picture. What I am conscious of ...

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