[Photographer, b. 1928, Havana, Cuba, d. 2001, Paris.]
I remember it as if it were today... seeing him [Che] framed in the viewfinder, with that expression. I am still startled by the impact... it shakes me so powerfully. (On his iconic photo of Che Guevara)
[Photographer, b. 1938, Biskovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, lives in Paris.]
If I am dissatisfied, it’s simply because good photos are few and far between. A good photo is a miracle.
[Writer, b. 1883, Prague, d. 1924, Prague.]
Your sight does not master the pictures, it is the pictures that master your sight.
[Artist, b. 1945, Newark, New Jersey, lives in New York.]
Photography has saturated us as spectators from its inception amidst a mingling of laboratorial pursuits and magic acts to its current status as propagator of convention, cultural commodity, and global hobby.
[Model, b. 1973, Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, lives in New York.]
... I released the photos of her [her baby Leni], instead of having photographers hunt for them. They always want to shoot the baby. Everyone wants to know what the baby looks like. They run after me, like they’ve never seen anyone with a stroller before.
[Photographer, b. 1952, Albany, New York, lives in Tempe, Arizona.]
So much of what we know, and what we think we know, about the land has first passed through someone's lens. The interesting thing is to make use of this history, not merely to be absorbed into it. For me, landscape photographs begin as the artifacts of personal moments. They get interesting when they become cultural commentary.
[Photographer, b. 1969, Warsaw, New York, lives mostly on the road.]
There’s something political about creating a world that you want to exist.
[Artist, b. 1879, Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, d. 1940, Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland.]
Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.