James Balog
[Photographer, b. 1952, lives in Boulder, Colorado.]

 In some cases, I allow the edge of the set, the edge of my own artificial, artistic imposition, to show up because I don’t want to hide from that. I want to acknowledge that there is a living human and a living eye and a living mind and a living heart responding to what’s going on out there. 

Brigitte Bardot
[Actress, b. 1934, Paris, lives in Saint Tropez, France.]

 A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you. 

Constantin Brâncuşi
[Sculptor, b. 1876, Hobiţa, Romania, d. 1957, Paris.]

 Why write [about my art]? Why not just show the photographs? 

George W. Bush
[Politician, b. 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, lives in Dallas, Texas.]

 There are cameras nowadays that have been developed to tell the difference between a squirrel and a bomb. 

Jean Baudrillard
[Writer and theorist, b. 1929, Reims, France, d. 2007, Paris.]

 You think you photograph a particular scene for the pleasure it gives. In fact it’s the scene that wants to be photographed. You’re merely an extra in the production. 

Herbert Bayer
[Artist, graphic designer, theoretician, b. 1900, Haag, Austria, d. 1985, Montecito, California.]

 Just as typography is human speech translated into what can be read, so photography is the translation of reality into a readable image. 

Daniel Boorstin
[Historian and scholar, b. 1914, Atlanta, Georgia, d. 2004, Washington, D.C.]

 As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves. 

Hilla Becher
[Photographer, b. 1934, Potsdam, d. 2015, Düsseldorf.]

 One just has to select the right objects and fit them into the picture precisely, then they tell their own story all by themselves.