Ken Domon
[Photographer, b. 1909, Sakata, Japan, d. 1990, Tokyo.]

 The absolutely pure snapshot, absolutely unstaged. (Dictum) 
 We should pay attention to the screaming voice of the subject and simply operate the camera exactly according to its indications. When the camera is operated according to these indications, the direct connection between the camera and the subject appears before us. 
 If it is not realistic, it is not photography. 
 I would like to devote all my beliefs, experience, and goodwill to establishing the independent social and cultural status of photography as a modern art. (1949)