Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[Writer, b. 1772, Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England, d. 1834, Highgate, London.]

 Creation rather than painting, or if painting, yet such, and with such co-presence of the whole picture flash’d at once upon the eye, as the sun paints in a camera obscura. (Describing his poetic ideal, 1817) 

Van Deren Coke
[Photographer, writer, and historian, b. 1921, Lexington, Kentucky, d. 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Artists are interested in pictures as sources of ideas for their work. Where the pictures come from and how they are made is of little concern to them. 

Paul Cezanne
[Artist, b. 1839, Aix-en-Provence, France, d. 1906, Aix, France.]

 Everything is about to disappear. You’ve got to hurry up if you still want to see things. 

Crazy Horse (Tasunka Witko)
[Leader of the Oglala Sioux, b. 1849, Lakota lands, d. 1877, Fort Robinson, Nebraska.]

 My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.) 

Anton Corbijn
[Photographer, b. 1955, Strijen, Netherlands, lives in London.]

 ... yes, I’ve become a little more professional—which I don’t really want to be but I can’t help it at some point. 

Elinor Carcucci
[Photographer, b. 1971, Jerusalem, lives in New York.]

 People do things for the camera that knock me out, these strong, intense, revelatory things.... It’s like a little stage offered to you... But it doesn’t make it fake, it’s just a different process. 

Imogen Cunningham
[Photographer, b. 1883, Portland, d. 1976, San Francisco.]

 The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet. 

Christo (Christo Vladimirov Javacheff)
[Artist, b. 1935, Gabrova, Bulgaria, lives in New York.]

 Two Nazi commandos defended the Reichstag like mad, step by step, floor by floor, with the same lack of purpose as the Russians who lost two thousand men in attempting to take hold of it. I have the feeling that they were sacrificed for a mere photograph, the famous photograph of the Russian soldier waving the Soviet flag on the roof of the Reichstag.