Norman Parkinson
[Photographer, b. 1913, London, d. 1990, Singapore.]

 I like there to be a joke in practically every photo I take. Nobody has the right to make photography boring. 

Marcel Proust
[Writer, b. 1871, Auteuil, Paris, d. 1922, Paris.]

 How paradoxical it is to search reality for the pictures that are stored in one’s memory. 

Gilles Peress
[Photographer, b. 1946, Neuilly, France, lives in New York.]

 How do you make the unseen seen? 

Paolo Pellegrin
[Photographer, b. 1964, Rome, lives in Paris.]

 You want to be more vulnerable because that’s how your photography becomes more human. In a sense you want to become a totally blank canvas so the subject or situation reflects him or itself upon you. 

Secondo Pia
[Lawyer and amateur photographer, b. 1855, Asti, Italy, d. 1941, Milan.]

 Shut up in my darkroom all intent on my work, I experienced a very strong emotion when, during the development, I saw for the first time the Holy Face appear on the plate, with such clarity that I was dumbfounded by it. (On his 1898 photograph which highlighted the alleged face in what is known as “the Shroud of Turin.”) 

Neil Postman
[Writer and media critic, b. 1931, New York, d. 2003, Queens, New York.]

 By itself photography cannot deal with the unseen, the remote, the internal, the abstract, it does not speak of “Man,” only of “a man”; not of “Tree,” only “a tree.” 

Rondal Partridge
[Photographer, b. 1917, San Francisco, d. 2015, Berkeley, California.]

 Ansel [Adams] always jumped over the fence to photograph, walked past the garbage. He always looked to get an immaculate view, and I spent my life stepping back to include the garbage in my photographic view. 

D. A. Pennebaker
[Documentary Filmmaker, b. 1925, Evanston, Illinois, lives in Sag Harbor, New York.]

 You can’t point a camera at someone and find out what’s in their head. But it does the next best thing—it lets you speculate.