Rebecca Solnit
[Writer, b. 1961, San Francisco, lives in San Francisco.]

 ...the questions a photographer raises may be more profound than the answers the medium permits. 
 ...the density of image bombardment has increased so much in my lifetime that it’s now very easy to ignore images, even images of extreme violence, sexuality, things that are shocking and sensational. (2010) 
 [On the] question of why we might want to look at images even more than the real thing: I think there is some quality when you look at an image of, not only seeing this thing, whether it’s the horse or the sky, but you are seeing somebody point at it and say, “Look!”