Eliot Porter
[Photographer, b. 1901, Winnetka, Illinois, d. 1990, Santa Fe, New Mexico.]

 Photography is a strong tool, a propaganda device, and a weapon for the defense of the environment... and therefore for the fostering of a healthy human race and even very likely for its survival. 

Olivia Parker
[Photographer, b. 1941, Boston, Massachusetts, lives in Manchester, Massachusetts.]

 If you don’t love making photographs do something else. 

Dorothy Parker
[Writer, b. 1893, West End, New Jersey, d. 1967, New York.]

 When your bank account is so overdrawn that it is positively photographic, steps must be taken. 

Camille Paglia
[Writer, b. 1947, Endicott, New York, lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.]

 I’ve often said the best pornographers were raised Catholic, which gives you an intense sense of taboo. I know I have it, as did Mapplethorpe and Warhol, and so does Madonna. Without taboo, you can’t get the supercharge of porn. 

Thomas Pynchon
[Writer, b. 1937, Glen Cover, New York, lives in New York.]

 What is most appealing about young folks, after all, is the changes, not the still photograph of finished character but the movie, the soul in flux. 

Gordon Parks
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1912, Fort Scott, Kansas, d. 2006, New York.]

 You have a 45mm automatic pistol on your lap, and I have a 35mm camera on my lap, and my weapon is just as powerful as yours. (To Black Panther militant Eldridge Cleaver) 

Octavio Paz
[Poet and writer, b. 1914, Mexico City, d. 1998, Mexico City.]

 Photos:
time dangling from a verbal thread
Black mountain
white cloud,
Girl selling birds 

Donna-Lee Phillips
[Photographer and critic, b. 1941, Winthrop Massachusetts, lives in Eureka, California.]

 Structuring information is ideological activity.