Chris Marker
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1921, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, d. 2012, Paris.]

 ...after a certain quantity, photos apparently taken by chance, postcards chosen according to a passing mood, begin to trace an itinerary, to map the imaginary country that stretches out before us. 

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

 I must say, to my great regret, the cheapest tricks have the greatest impact. 

Lisette Model
[Photographer, b. 1906, Vienna, Austria, d. 1983, New York.]

 Speed, the fundamental condition of the activities of our day is the power of photography, indeed the modern art of today, the art of the split second. 

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. 

Elizabeth McCausland
[Writer and critic, b. 1899, Wichita, Kansas, d. 1965, New York.]

 The fact is a thousand times more important than the photographer... 

Susan Meiselas
[Photographer, b. 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, lives in New York.]

 The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation. 

Subcommander Marcos (Rafael Sebastian Guillén Vicente)
[Professor and revolutionary, b. 1957, Tampico, Mexico, lives in Chiapas, Mexico.]

 For me it is clear that photography prizes should be for those being photographed and not for the photographers. 

Mariko Mori
[Artist and photographer, b. 1967, Tokyo, Japan, lives in New York.]

 I must create the world in order to breathe in the world; I don’t exist unless I create.