"I had a desire, and this is without knowing photography, to soften the image, to eliminate what I thought was unimportant in the image." Lillian Bassman

"I had a desire, and this is without knowing photography, to soften the image, to eliminate what I thought was unimportant in the image." Lillian Bassman

"Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is . . . the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own." - Richard Avedon

"Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is . . . the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own." - Richard Avedon

Berenice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s. | 1986, photographed by Arnold Newman

Berenice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s. | 1986, photographed by Arnold Newman

Robert Frank (1924) - important figure in American photography and film. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, was influential, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. © Koos Breukel 1995

Robert Frank (1924) - important figure in American photography and film. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, was influential, and earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society. Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage. © Koos Breukel 1995

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