Magnum Photographers

Quotes of Magnum Photographers That I Liked.

“Photograph things you really care about, things that really interest you, not things you feel you ought to do.” – Chris Steele-Perkins

“Try not to take pictures, which simply show what something looks like. By the way you put the elements of an image together in a frame you show us something we have never seen before and will never see again.” – Constantine Manos

(Photography) “Be proud of it, what it has, and what it can, achieve. Don’t try and reinvent the wheel. Be inspired. Try and copy, if you like (because no one can).” – Mark Power

“Find a subject you care about. Something that moves you. Something which stirs your rawest emotions. And then have patience.” – Mark Power

“I believe photography – like many other things one does in life – is the exact expression of who one is at a given moment: every time you compose and release the shutter you give voice to your thoughts and opinions of the world around you.” – Paolo Pellegrin

“Be yourself, get up early, and don’t try too hard, as whatever is trying to come out will come eventually without any effort, learn to trust your instincts and don’t think about what others will think or about the process too much. Work hard but enjoy it.” – Peter Marlow

Looking over my quotes, the common message I pick up is to photograph what you care about, in whatever way your drawn too. Don’t just show what something looks like, make it yours. You can take inspiration from others and put your own spin on it or don’t, either way the picture will end up being your own. Don’t question yourself or try too hard, photograph what moves you even if it isn’t what moves anyone else. – Cate Swenson

Magnum Photographers I Particularly Liked:

Donovan Wylie

Dennis Stock

Paolo Pellegrin

Jonas Bendiksen

Mikhail Subotzky

Steve McCurry


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