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Ben Shahn

Artist,  Top 100 Quotes
Total Quotes : 28
Sketching Found Became

I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate.

- Ben Shahn

Now Crowded Twelve

It used to be twelve people crowded around a sewing table; now it's ten.

- Ben Shahn

Work Deal Been

I've been asked a great deal about the influence I've had with my work and it's impossible to say, you know.

- Ben Shahn

Doing Like Still

I was primarily interested in people, and people in action, so that I did nothing photographically in the sense of doing buildings for their own sake or a still life or anything like that.

- Ben Shahn

Harvest Half Mr

In '38, this time I did a job for Mr. Stryker. I went on his payroll at about half the salary I was getting before, to cover what he called Harvest in Ohio.

- Ben Shahn

College Exhibition Very

I was so impressed with the work we were doing and I was very involved ideologically in photography - that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association. The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so on and we had an exhibition in New York.

- Ben Shahn

Measure Pretty Material

It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.

- Ben Shahn

Wife Which Works

An amateur is someone who supports himself with outside jobs which enable him to paint. A professional is someone whose wife works to enable him to paint.

- Ben Shahn

Doing Monuments Some

Some time ago, we went to Asia and took a camera along, and I began to do what I'd done even years ago doing people. I couldn't get interested in it. And I did hundreds of photographs of details of the monuments as sculpture.

- Ben Shahn

Other Very Genuinely

When a man returned from the field and we'd look at the work, we'd criticize each other very genuinely and never offensively. And we would avoid all tricks, angle shots were just horrible to us.

- Ben Shahn

Some Part Felt

I did take my camera along, as I felt there wouldn't be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do. I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all.

- Ben Shahn

Social Very Administration

I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.

- Ben Shahn

Now Limited Terribly

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.

- Ben Shahn

Very Realized Another

Roy was just another bureaucrat to me, but I realized very soon that without Roy this thing would have died.

- Ben Shahn

Country Mine South

In the South or in the mine country, wherever you point the camera there is a picture.

- Ben Shahn

Doing Through Some

I confess that Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable. He didn't understand at the time.

- Ben Shahn

Photographic Brought

I was brought in, not in the photographic department at all, I was brought in on a thing called Special Skills. I was to do posters, pamphlets, murals, propaganda in general, you know.

- Ben Shahn

I Remember Very Arkansas

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.

- Ben Shahn

Some Deal Very

When you talk about war on poverty it doesn't mean very much; but if you can show to some degree this sort of thing then you can show a great deal more of how people are living and a very great percentage of our people today.

- Ben Shahn

Technical Deal Been

It's a little bit like my inability to read a guide book before I go anywhere. I can read it after I've been there and by the same logic I refuse to accept any technical stunts from anybody. I refused to learn more than I knew and I confess I missed a great deal.

- Ben Shahn