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If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.

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Charles Pierre Baudelaire (April 9, 1821 August 31, 1867) was one of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth Century. He was also an important critic, and translator.

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