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By Dorothea Lange, 1964


“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 another in which it proves to us how li le our eyes permit us to see.”

Dorothea Lange

“Though not a poet, nor a painter, nor a composer, he is yet an artist, and as an artist undertakes not only risks but responsibility. And it is with responsibility that both the photographer and his machine are brought to their ultimate tests. His machine must prove that it can be endowed with the passion and the humanity of the photographer; the photographer must prove that he has the passion and the humanity with which to endow the machine.”

Dorothea Lange and Daniel Dixon, “Photographing the Familiar”,

Aperture, vol 1, no 2, 1952