Henrik Ibsen
[Writer, b. 1828, Skien, Norway, d. 1906, Christiania, Norway.]

 Tokay grapes are like photographs, Mr Ekdal, they need sunshine. Isn’t that so? (From The Wild Duck) 

Cindy Sherman
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told. 

Robert Heinecken
[Photographer, b. 1931, Denver, d. 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Some of my enthusiasm for the [found] photograph was based on the fact that there was some residual illusion of reality in it always, no matter what I did to it. 

William Eggleston
[Photographer, b. 1939, Memphis, Tennessee, lives in Memphis.]

 I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important. 

Bea Nettles
[Photographer, b. 1946, Gainesville, Florida, lives in Asheville, North Carolina.]

 In my images I am attempting to make fantasies visible. 

Robert Frank
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1924, Zürich, Switzerland, lives in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and New York.]

 When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice. 

Boris Yaro
[Photographer, b. 1938, lives in Northridge, California.]

 Let go, lady. Godammit, this is history! (Trying to get a clear shot of the dying Robert Kennedy.) 

Weegee (Usher Fellig)
[Photographer, b. 1899, Zlothew near Lemberg, Austrian Galicia (now Zolochiv, Ukraine), d. 1968, New York.]

 The same camera that photographs a murder scene can photograph a beautiful society affair at a big hotel.