Galen Rowell Quotes


27 Galen Rowell quotes:



"If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better."
"My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs, but they do add a component to my work that is definitely a bit different than that of most photographers."
"Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment."
"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards."
"One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it."
"The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images."
"Today, I'm very careful not to mention very specific locations when I write or give captions."



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