"Lux et Veritas" is Latin for "light and truth".

 

[The photographer] must convince the beholder that here lies truth - without veils or obscurity, confusion or bias. The recognition of significant truth is forever startling. Expressing a subject means to simplify it; there is no room for flourishes or frills.

- Berenice Abbott, The World of Atget (1964)

 

... the true artist, like the true scientist, is a researcher using materials and techniques to dig into the truth and meaning of the world in which he lives; and what he creates, or better, brings back, are the objective results of his explorations. The measure of his talent, of his genius, if you will, is the richness he finds in such a life's voyage of discovery and the effectiveness with which he is able to embody it through his chosen medium.

- Paul Strand, in The Photographic Journal (1963)

 

And art itself may be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect.

- Joseph Conrad, from the "Preface" to The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897)

 

(A)ll of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is.

- James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)

 

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"Lux et Veritas"

"Lux et Veritas" is Latin for "light and truth".

 

[The photographer] must convince the beholder that here lies truth - without veils or obscurity, confusion or bias. The recognition of significant truth is forever startling. Expressing a subject means to simplify it; there is no room for flourishes or frills.

- Berenice Abbott, The World of Atget (1964)

 

... the true artist, like the true scientist, is a researcher using materials and techniques to dig into the truth and meaning of the world in which he lives; and what he creates, or better, brings back, are the objective results of his explorations. The measure of his talent, of his genius, if you will, is the richness he finds in such a life's voyage of discovery and the effectiveness with which he is able to embody it through his chosen medium.

- Paul Strand, in The Photographic Journal (1963)

 

And art itself may be defined as a single-minded attempt to render the highest kind of justice to the visible universe, by bringing to light the truth, manifold and one, underlying its every aspect.

- Joseph Conrad, from the "Preface" to The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897)

 

(A)ll of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is.

- James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941)