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

 One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are. 
 Often while traveling with camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. 
 The camera is first a means of self-discovery and a means of self-growth. The artist has one thing to say—himself. 
 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. 
 Photographers who come up with power never get accused of imitating anyone else even though they photograph the same broom, same street, same portraits. 
 When I looked at things for what they are I was fool enough to persist in my folly and found that each photograph was a mirror of my Self. 
 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
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