Berenice Abbott

1898 - 1991

A Quote by Berenice Abbott on life, people, and reality

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Berenice Abbott: An American Matter, ASMP Bulletin, Oct 1989.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on fighting

I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. I'll be there until the last minute, fighting.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Berenice Abbott: An American Matter, ASMP Bulletin, Oct 1989.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on people and photography

Photography helps people to see.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Berenice Abbott: An American Matter, ASMP Bulletin, Oct 1989.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on mountains, photography, and water

I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: The Berenice Abbott Protfolio, Preface, 1976.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on imitation and photography

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Infinity magazine, 1951.

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