The future of photography
does not lie in the cheapness
but in the quality of a picture.
If a photograph is beautiful,
complete, and durable, it
acquires an intrinsic value
before which its price disappears
entirely. For my part, it is my
wish that photography, rather
than falling into domain of
industry or of commerce, might remain in that of art.
That is its only true place, and I shall always seek
to make it progress in that direction.
Gustave Le Gray
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