Georges Méliès
[Filmmaker and magician, b. 1861, Paris, d. 1938, Paris.]

 The trick, intelligently applied, today allows us to make visible the supernatural, the imaginary, even the impossible. 

John Muir
[Self-described "Poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist and ornithologist-naturalist etc.", b. 1838, Dunbar, Scotland, d. 1914, Los Angeles.]

 See how willingly Nature poses herself upon photographers’ plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 I use photography to help me explain my experiences to myself. 

André Malraux
[Writer, critic, and politician, b. 1901, Paris, d. 1975, Paris.]

 The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of the earth and the galaxy of the stars but that in this prison we can fashion images of ourselves sufficiently powerful to deny our nothingness. 

Margaret Mead
[Anthropologist, b. 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 1978, New York.]

 Photographs [are] of course heavily dependent upon the culture, the disciplinary point of view and the idiosyncratic vision of the particular photographer-analyst. 

Norman Mailer
[Writer, b. 1923, Long Branch, New Jersey, d. 2007, New York.]

 Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child. 

Richard Misrach
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in San Francisco.]

 In spite of recent trends towards fabricating photographic narratives, I find, more than ever, traditional photographic capture—the “discovery” of found narratives—deeply compelling. 

Gjon Mili
[Photographer, b. 1904, Korçë, Albania, d. 1984, Stamford, Connecticut.]

 Time could truly be made to stand still. Texture could be retained despite violent movement. (On the development of high-speed strobes)