Shimon Attie
[Photographer, b. 1957, Los Angeles, lives in New York.]

 I use contemporary media to reanimate sites and places with images of their own lost histories. 

Abbas (Abbas Attar)
[Photographer, b. 1944, Iran, lives in Paris.]

 The choice was to think of oneself either as a photojournalist or an artist. It wasn’t out of humility that I called myself a photojournalist, but arrogance. I thought photojournalism was superior. 

William Albert Allard
[Photojournalist, b. 1937, Minneapolis, Minnesota, lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.]

 I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges. 

Douglas Adams
[Writer, b. 1952, Cambridge, England, d. 2001, Montecito, California.]

 I have the instinctive reaction of a Western man when confronted with sublimely incomprehensible. I grab my camera and start to photograph it. 

James Agee
[Writer, b. 1909, Knoxville, Tennessee, d. 1955, New York.]

 The camera seems to me, next to unassisted and weaponless consciousness, the central instrument of our time. 

Margaret Atwood
[Writer, b. 1939, Ottawa, Canada, lives in Toronto.]

 Old lovers go the way of old photographs, bleaching out gradually as in a slow bath of acid: first the moles and pimples, then the shadings. Then the faces themselves, until nothing remains but the general outlines. 

Anna Atkins
[Photographer, b. 1799, Tunbridge, Kent, England, d. 1871, Halstead, Essex, England.]

 The difficulty of making accurate drawings of objects so minute as many of the Algae and Confervae has induced me to avail myself of Sir John Herschel’s beautiful process of Cyanotype, to obtain impressions of the plants themselves, which I have much pleasure in offering to my botanical friends. (1843, text accompanying the first photographically illustrated book, British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, authored by the Atkins, recognized as the first female photographer.) 

Lynsey Addario
[Photographer, b. 1973, Norwalk, Connecticut, lives in Islington, England.]

 When I was behind a camera, it was the only place in the world I wanted to be.