Matthew Barney
[Artist, b. 1967, San Francisco, lives in New York.]

 I don’t think my work is so strange. It’s just a matter of having the discipline to go the whole way with an idea, to stretch it as far as it can go. 

Chris Burden
[Artist, b. 1946, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 2015, Los Angeles.]

 I will be shot with a rifle at 7:45 P.M. I hope to have some good photos. 

Francis Bruguière
[Artist and photographer, b. 1879, San Francisco, d. 1945, London.]

 Photography is not easily mastered. One’s attitude to it should be one of continual questioning and dissatisfaction. 

Jean-Marc Bustamante
[Photographer, b. 1952, Toulouse, France, lives in Paris.]

 I wanted not to make photographs that would be art, but art that would be photography. 

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. 

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? 

John Baldessari
[Artist, b. 1931, National City, California, lives in Venice, California.]

 Ideally I would like the work to be a hybrid between painting and photography. 

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

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