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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. [It is] a major force in explaining man to man.
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
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To be taken into account were some years of schooling, where I studied with diligence Neptune's laws, and these laws I tried to obey when I sailed overseas; it was worth the while.
March 27, 1879
March 25, 1973
Edward Jean Steichen was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator.
Family of Man (1955)
A life in photography (1963)
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