August Sander
[Photographer, b. 1876, Herdorf, Germany, d. 1964, Cologne.]

 ... mortification is basic to the act of photographing. The person is mobile, ... then I freeze one moment in his movement, a mere five-hundredth of a second of that person’s life-time. That’s a very meager or small extract from a life. 

Jeanloup Sieff
[Photographer, b. 1930, Paris, d. 2001, Paris.]

 The impulse that led you to make an image is a thing that you cannot share with anyone, even if you explain it. What remains is a surface that will live its own life, that will belong to everybody. I accept that surface. 

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) 

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. 

Larry Sultan
[Photographer, b. 1946, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2009, Greenbrae, California.]

 I love making pictures, even if most of the results are lousy. 

Cindy Sherman
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 The way I see it, as soon as I make a piece I’ve lost control of it. 

W. Eugene Smith
[Photographer, b. 1918, Wichita, Kansas, d. 1978, Tucson, Arizona.]

 I didn’t write the rules. Why would I follow them? 

Ezra Stoller
[Photographer, b. 1915, Chicago, Illinois, d. 2004, Williamstown, Massachusetts.]

 ... photography is just a medium. It’s like a typewriter. Photography as an art doesn’t interest me an awful lot; as a participant, though I like to look at it.