Zitate von Berenice Abbott
Geburtstag: 17. Juli 1898
Todesdatum: 19. Dezember 1991
Berenice Abbott war eine US-amerikanische Fotografin. Sie wurde durch ihre Schwarzweißaufnahmen des Straßenlebens und der Architektur von New York bekannt.
Zitate Berenice Abbott
„Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.“
"It Has to Walk Alone," Infinity magazine, 1951.
„I believe there is no more creative medium than photography to recreate the living world of our time. Photography gladly accepts the challenge because it is at home in its element: namely, realism—real life—the now.“
"Photography at the Crossroads," 1951.
„Suppose we took a thousand negatives and made a gigantic montage: a myriad-faceted picture containing the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city – that would be my favorite picture.“
Popular Photography, February 1940.
„The Baroness was like Jesus Christ and Shakespeare all rolled into one and perhaps she was the most influential person to me in the early part of my life.“
Quoted in Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity, 2002.
Referring to Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
„I wanted to photograph this subject because the signs’ shrieking blatancy literally cried out for a visual record. To my mind the faded, yellowing paper and the red paint were not particularly paint, able. In black and white the signs shouted, clamored for attention, in visual anarchy. At the same time, the shrewd business sense which plastered them solid over the entire window area produced, as it were by chance, an esthetic by-product: the whole has homogeneity and variety of texture, simultaneously, which give the picture interest.“
New Guide to Better Photography, 1953.