Bertolt Brecht
[Dramatist, director and poet, b. 1898, Augsburg, Germany, d. 1956, East Berlin.]

 Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. 

Alexey Brodovitch
[Graphic designer and art director, b. 1898, Ogolitchi, Russia, d. 1971, Le Thor, France.]

 When you look into your camera, if you see an image you have ever seen before, don’t click the shutter. 

Roger Ballen
[Photographer, b. 1950, New York, lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.]

 [Photography] tells you that every second in time is different from every other second. You want people to understand that the image in front of them has something to do with the truth, and it can never be repeated. 

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.) 

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. 

Dawoud Bey
[Photographer, b. 1953, Queens, New York, lives in Chicago.]

 Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person. I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen. 

Angela Bulloch
[Artist, b. 1966, Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada, lives in London.]

 The works often continue to evolve after they have been realized, simply by the fact that they are concerned with an element of change, or an inherent potential for some kind of shift to occur. 

René Burri
[Photographer, b. 1933, Zurich, Switzerland, d. 2014, Zurich.]

 A digital camera has to be kept in check like a racehorse.