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Florette Lartigue     Photographers Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Richard Avedon, New York City     1966

"To talk about photos rather than making them seems idiotic to me. It’s as though I went on and on about a woman I adored instead of making love to her."  Jacques-Henri Lartigue


"I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish I could work with my eyes alone." Richard Avedon

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Florette Lartigue     Photographers Jacques-Henri Lartigue and Richard Avedon, New York City     1966

"To talk about photos rather than making them seems idiotic to me. It’s as though I went on and on about a woman I adored instead of making love to her."  Jacques-Henri Lartigue

"I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish I could work with my eyes alone." Richard Avedon

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Edward Weston      Photographer Ruth Bernhard       1935


"Every artist, in a sense, is missionary. He tries to convey a message to his fellow man – he communicates the awesome presence of truth and beauty he discovers in the world around him, in its lakes and mountains, trees, rocks and plants, in its living creatures. Down through the centuries poets, sculptors, painters and now photographers, have also been striving to grasp and immortalize the beauty of the human body, both male and female. I see in these forms the elemental relationship to the large forms of nature; a sense of strength like a rock – fluidity like water – space like a mountain range. If I have chosen the female form in particular, it is because beauty has been debased and exploited in our sensual twentieth century. We seem to have a need to turn innocent nature into evil ugliness by the twist of the mind. Woman has been target of much that is sordid and cheap, especially in photography. To raise, to elevate, to endorse with timeless reverence the image of woman, has been my mission – the reason for my work." Ruth Bernhard

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Edward Weston      Photographer Ruth Bernhard       1935

"Every artist, in a sense, is missionary. He tries to convey a message to his fellow man – he communicates the awesome presence of truth and beauty he discovers in the world around him, in its lakes and mountains, trees, rocks and plants, in its living creatures. Down through the centuries poets, sculptors, painters and now photographers, have also been striving to grasp and immortalize the beauty of the human body, both male and female. I see in these forms the elemental relationship to the large forms of nature; a sense of strength like a rock – fluidity like water – space like a mountain range. If I have chosen the female form in particular, it is because beauty has been debased and exploited in our sensual twentieth century. We seem to have a need to turn innocent nature into evil ugliness by the twist of the mind. Woman has been target of much that is sordid and cheap, especially in photography. To raise, to elevate, to endorse with timeless reverence the image of woman, has been my mission – the reason for my work." Ruth Bernhard