Rosalind Fox Solomon
[Photographer, b. 1930, Highland Park, Illinois, lives in New York.]

 When I photograph an individual, I want to connect with her or his interior. I’m not looking for the outer coating. 

Paul Strand
[Photographer, b. 1890, New York, d. 1976, Oregeval, France.]

 The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. 

Henry Holmes Smith
[Artist and teacher, b. 1909, Bloomington, Illinois, d. 1986, San Rafael, California.]

 In a world of disturbing images, the general body of photography is bland, dealing complacently with nature and treating our preconceptions as insights. Strange, private worlds rarely slip past our guard... 

Art Sinsabaugh
[Photographer, b. 1924, Irvington, New Jersey, d. 1983, Chicago, Illinois.]

 At some point I became aware of the unbelievable infinite detail on the horizon; this is what drew my attention. So I set about to pursue the distant horizon. 

Edward Said
[Writer and critic, b. 1935, Jerusalem, British-ruled Palestine, d. 2003, New York.]

 But I do not know whether the photograph can, or does, say things as they really are. Something has been lost. But the representation is all we have. 

Peter Schjeldahl
[Writer and critic, b. 1942, Fargo, North Dakota, lives in New York.]

 There is an ineffable but fatal difference in attitude between people behaving naturally and people behaving naturally for a camera. 

Julius Shulman
[Photographer, b. 1910, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2009, Los Angeles.]

 I sell architecture better and more directly and more vividly than the architect does... The average architect is stupid. He doesn’t know how to sell. He’s not a merchandiser. He doesn’t know how to express his own image. He doesn’t know how to create a design of his image... And I do it. I’ve done it all my career over half a century, and it gets better. 

George Santayana
[Philosopher and writer, b. 1863, Madrid, Spain, d. 1952, Rome, Italy.]

 To complain of a photograph for being literal and merciless, is like complaining of a good memory that will not suffer you to forget your sins. (1912)