Walter Chappell
[Photographer, b. 1925, Portland, Oregon, d. 2000, El Rito, New Mexico.]

 To me, the great expedient is camera vision: the sensitive use of my own eyes under the higher vision of an understanding and intuition based on my own knowledge of a relationship to reality. 

Charlotte Cotton
[Curator and author, b. 1981, Cotswolds, England, lives in London.]

 The fault line is the idea, that if it is about an idea, having twelve doesn’t make them any better. 

James Casebere
[Photographer, b. 1953, Lansing, Michigan, lives in New York.]

 The novels by Latin American magical realists showed how history is rewritten by each successive military dictatorship. I look at photography the same way: as a fiction, as representative of a particular point of view. 

Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
[Writer, photographer, mathematician, and logician, b. 1832, Daresbury, Cheshire, England, d. 1898, Guildford, Surrey, England.]

 The recent extraordinary discovery in Photography, as applied in the operations of the mind, has reduced the art of novel-writing to the merest mechanical labour. 

Edward Curtis
[Photographer and ethnographer, b. 1868, Whitewater, Wisconsin, d. 1952, Los Angeles.]

 To the oft-asked question, “What camera or lens do you use?” I can only reply “I couldn’t tell to save my soul—it is enough for me to know that I have something that will make pictures and that it is in working order.” 

Linda Connor
[Photographer, b. 1944, New York, lives in San Anselmo, California.]

 I am deeply interested in how to get photography which so handily describes the facts of our world, to also move our spirits closer to the silent places where other realities and mysteries reside. 

Douglas Coupland
[Writer, b. 1961, Baden-Söllingen, Germany, lives in Vancouver, Canada.]

 I tried to think of a witty play on “Every picture tells a thousand words,” but then the whole word/picture thing collapsed on me. 

Julia Margaret Cameron
[Photographer, b. 1815, Calcutta, India, d. 1879, Kalutara, Ceylon.]

 What is focus and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus? (1864)