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. 

Werner Bischof
[Photographer, b. 1916, Zürich, Switzerland, d. 1954, Peña de Aguila, Peru.]

 I believe it is one of our biggest tasks—the task of our life—to do everything possible to counter poverty and to build a freedom-loving future. 

Bill Brandt
[Photographer, b. 1904, Hamburg, Germany, d. 1983, London.]

 Andre Breton once said that a portrait should not only be an image but an oracle one questions, and that the photographer’s aim should be a profound likeness, which physically and morally predicts the subject’s entire future. 

Gus Blaisdell
[Writer, b. 1935, San Diego, d. 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Photography is inherently occult, a medium contacting the dead without contagion. 

Geoffrey Batchen
[Photohistorian, b. 1956, Australia, lives in Wellington, New Zealand.]

 All of us tend to look at photographs as if we are simply gazing through a two-dimensional window onto some outside world. This is almost a perceptual necessity; in order to see what the photograph is of, we must first repress our consciousness of what the photograph is. 

John Berger
[Writer and critic, b. 1926, London, d. 2017, Paris.]

 Walk down a street of private galleries—but it is unnecessary to describe the dealers with their faces like silk purses. Everything they say is said to disguise their proper purpose. If you could fuck works of art as well as buy them, they would be pimps. 

Olivo Barbieri
[Photographer, b. 1954, Carpi, Italy, lives in Milan.]

 I see the world as a temporary site-specific installation, structures, infrastructures, the foundation of our sense of belonging and our identity, seen from afar, as a great scale model: the city as an avatar of itself. 

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

 Four score and seven years ago. We have come here to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place. My fellow members of the press corps, especially the camera man, tax relief is on the way; don’t spend it all in one place. (Testing the microphone at the Republican National Convention.)