Quotes by
Emile Zola

[1840 – 1902] French writer and amateur photographer

Emile Zola

in his Salon of 1866 "Art is nature seen through temperament. Without observation, our art becomes a travesty of Nature." – slightly altered Zola’s phrase by H. Snowden Ward [cited in: "Pictorial Photography in Britain 1900 – 1920", exhibition catalogue, Arts Council of Great Britain in association with The Royal Photographic Society, London 1978, p. 13]