Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 There’s no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I’m always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don’t give a damn how it got made. 
 Camera and eye are together a time machine with which the mind and human being can do the same kind of violence to time and space as dreams. 
 Photographers who come up with power never get accused of imitating anyone else even though they photograph the same broom, same street, same portraits. 
 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
 To see through, not merely with, the eye, to perceive with the inner eye, and by an act of choice to capture the essence of that perception. This is the very core of the creative process. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
 One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are. 
 The camera is first a means of self-discovery and a means of self-growth. The artist has one thing to say—himself. 
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