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Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would h
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"Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish"

- Ben Shahn

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In this quote, Ben Shahn is reflecting on his early days in Washington and his passion for photography. He confesses that at the time, he was more thinking about dealing with Roy Stryker, a renowned photographer, than with his own department, which focused on more creative endeavors. This shows Shahn's devotion to his craft and his desire to gain from someone he appreciated. It likewise highlights the importance of finding a task that aligns with one's interests and enthusiasms. Regardless of being in a various department, Shahn's love for photography stayed strong and ultimately resulted in his success as a photographer and artist.

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Ben Shahn This quote is written / told by Ben Shahn between September 12, 1898 and March 14, 1969. He was a famous Artist from Lithuania. The author also have 26 other quotes.

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