Walter Rosenblum
[Photographer, b. 1919, New York, d. 2006, New York.]

 A photographer doesn’t just copy reality, but communicates to others what he or she experiences. 

Elaine Reichek
[Artist, b. 1969, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 I want to be the woman who put the kink in the straightness of photography. 

Ad Reinhardt
[Artist, b. 1913, Buffalo, New York, d. 1967, New York.]

 The eye is a menace to clear sight. 

Jean Renoir
[Filmmaker, b. 1894, Paris, France, d. 1979, Beverly Hills, California.]

 I am against great themes and great subjects... You can’t film an idea. The camera is an instrument for recording physical impact. 

Robert Rauschenberg
[Artist, b. 1925, Port Arthur, Texas, d. 2008, Captiva Island, Florida.]

 My fascination with images open 24 hrs. is based on the complex interlocking if disparate facts heated pool that have no respect for grammar. The form then Denver 39 is second hand to nothing. The work then has a chance to electric service become its own cliché. Luggage. This is the inevitable fate fair ground of any inanimate object freightways by this I mean anything that does not have inconsistency as a possibility built in... 

Paolo Roversi
[Photographer, b. 1947, Ravenna, Italy, lives in Paris.]

 My life is full of pictures I didn’t take, or that I just took with my mind because I wasn’t fast enough with the camera. 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
[Artist, b. 1841, Limoges, Haute-Vienne, France, d. 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.]

 Photography freed painting from a lot of tiresome chores, starting with family portraits. 

Oscar Rejlander
[Photographer, b. 1817, Sweden, d. 1875, London.]

 [Photography] is fair, open, and aboveboard. There is no sham about it—no pretensions to anything that is not desirable. And the world wouldn’t be without it, in all its branches—including the one I most practice, art-studies and details from the life. Though to me this branch of the art is unprofitable, yet it gives me pleasure. I live in it, if not by it. (1863)