Michael Spano
[Photographer, b. 1949, Bronx, New York, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]

 All photographs are manipulated—reality doesn’t look like a photograph anyway. 

Arthur Schopenhauer
[Philosopher, b. 1788, Danzig, Poland, d. 1860, Frankfurt, Germany.]

 Every man takes the limit of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. 

Hiroshi Sugimoto
[Photographer, b. 1948, Tokyo, lives in New York.]

 If I already have a vision, my work is almost done. The rest is a technical problem. 

Louis Stettner
[Photographer, b. 1922, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2016, Saint-Ouen, France.]

 The photographs that remain strong and alive seem to be when your vision and reality are so inexorably wedded together it is impossible to separate them. 

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. 

Malick Sidibé
[Photographer, b. 1935, Soloba, Mali, d. 2016, Bamako, Mali.]

 Man tried to imitate God by drawing; then we invented the photo. 

Joachim Schmid
[Photographer and "professional looker", b. 1955, Balingen, Germany, lives in Berlin.]

 I think there are no meaningful images. Meanings are created outside of the image. 

Kyoichi Sawada
[Photographer, b. 1936, Aomori City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, d. 1970, Cambodia.]

 If you’re there, you get good photographs.