Vito Acconci
[Artist, b. 1940, Bronx, New York, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]

 Maybe I had to stop photographing so that I could learn to touch. 

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. 

Michelangelo Antonioni
[Filmmaker, b. 1912, Ferrara, Italy, d. 2007, Rome.]

 We know that under the revealed image there is another one which is more faithful to reality, and under this one is yet another, and again another under this last one, down to the true image of that absolute, mysterious reality that nobody will ever see. Or perhaps, not until the decomposition of every image, of every reality. 

Lawrence Alloway
[Writer, curator, and critic, b. 1927, London, d. 1990, New York.]

 If “a print is the widow of the stone,” to quote Robert Rauschenberg, then a photograph is the twin of an event. 

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

 Walker [Evans] setting up the terrible structure of the tripod crested by the black square heavy head, dangerous as that of a hunchback, of the camera; stooping beneath cloak and cloud of wicked cloth, and twisting buttons; a witchcraft preparing, colder than keenest ice, and incalculably cruel. (On Walker Evans photographing three tenant farmer families in Hale County, Alabama, 1936) 

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. 

Ansel Adams
[Photographer, b. 1902, San Francisco, d. 1984, Carmel, California.]

 Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter. 

Edward Abbey
[Writer and Environmental Activist, b. 1927, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, d. 1989, Tucson, Arizona, United States.]

 Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today.