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“The camera can push the new medium to its limits – and beyond. It is there – in the “beyond” – that the imaginative photographer will compete with the imaginative painter. Painting must return to the natural world from time to time for renewal of the artistic vision. The key sector of renewal of vision today is the new vistas revealed by science. Here photography, which is not only art but science also, stands on the firmest ground.”

Andreas Feininger

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“What matters is not what you photograph, but why and how you photograph it. Even the most controversial subject, if depicted by a sensitive photographer with honesty, symphathy, and understanding, can be transformed into an emotionally rewarding experience.”

Andreas Feininger

“Realism and super-realism are what I’m after. This world is full of things the eye doesn’t see. I mean even the eye of a sensitive person. The camera can see more, and oftentimes better.”

Andreas Feininger in Feininger as I Know Him by Wilson Hicks, The Best of Popular Photography by Harvey V. Fondiller