Bernd Becher
[Photographer, b. 1931, Siegen, Germany, d. 2007, Rostock, Germany.]

 All we did was to turn back the time to a photography of precision which is superior to the human eye. 

Samuel Butler
[Writer, b. 1835, Langar Rectory, Nottinghamshire, England, d. 1902, London.]

 All our education is very much a case of retouching negatives till all the character and individuality is gone. 

Nancy Burson
[Photographer and artist, b. 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, lives in New York.]

 My work from the last 25 years has been asking people to see differently. 

Max Bense
[Philosopher and theoretician, b. 1910, Strasbourg, France, d. 1990, Stuttgart.]

 Painting reveals itself more strongly as “source” art, and photography more strongly as a “channel” art. 

André Breton
[Artist, writer, editor, and critic, b. 1896, Tinchebray, France, d. 1966, Paris, France.]

 Because it did not accept the necessity of engaging in a struggle with photography that was discouraging even before it was begun, it was necessary for painting to beat a retreat so as to take up an impregnable position behind the necessity of expressing inner perception visually. (1935) 

Hugo Ball
[Author, artist, and poet, b. 1886, Pirmasens, Germany, d. 1927, Sant'Abbondio, Switzerland.]

 The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images. Is sign language the real language of Paradise? 

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

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

Dmitri Baltermants
[Photographer, b. 1912, Warsaw, Poland, d. 1990, Moscow.]

 We photographers make magnificent shots of wars, fires, earthquakes, and murder: the grief of humanity. We would like to see photographs about joy, happiness and love, but on the same level of quality. I realize, though, that this is difficult.