"In becoming a photographer I am only changing medium. The essential core of both verse and photography is poetry." -Minor White
Minor White's use of texture and abstractions of nature in his photographic work conveys his strong sense of poetry, as did his style of presentation. In part from Alfred Stieglitz's influence, White adopted a sequence form to his exhibitions which used a series of poems with his photographs. This illustrates his strong connection to a poetic narration. In 1947, Minor White's sequence Amputations was canceled because the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco did not want to exhibit the accompanying poetic text. White refused to show the sequence without it. The text was criticized for being too personal and not as patriotic as desired.