Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman)
[Singer, songwriter, and artist, b. 1941, Hibbing, Minnesota, lives in Malibu, California.]

 It rubs me the wrong way, a camera... It’s a frightening thing. Cameras make ghosts out of people. 

Bruce Davidson
[Photographer, b. 1933, Oak Park, Illinois, lives in New York.]

 I am a photographer in the way you might be a plumber. I like it that way. 

David Douglas Duncan
[Photojournalist, b. 1916, Kansas City, Missouri, lives in Mougins, France.]

 I never felt in competition with anybody in war photography. You’re lucky to get your ass in and out again. It’s as simple as that. It’s the easiest photography in the world to shoot somebody who’s been shot up. It doesn’t take a genius. That’s easy. The only thing you need to know is your photography. Get in and if you’re lucky get out. And get as close as you can get. 

Michel de Certeau
[Writer, b. 1925, Chambéry, France, d. 1986, Paris.]

 Can the vast technology beneath our gaze be anything but a representation? Any optical artifact... The city panorama is a “theoretical” (ie visual) simulacrum: in short, a picture, of which the preconditions for feasibility are forgetfulness and a misunderstanding of processes. 

Gilles Deleuze
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1925, Paris, d. 1995, Paris.]

 Photography, if there is photography, is already snapped, already shot, in the very interior of things and for all points of space. 

Paul Delaroche
[Artist, b. 1797, Paris, d. 1856, Paris.]

 From today painting is dead. (Attributed, 1839) 

Alexandre Dumas
[Writer, b. 1802, Villers-Cotterêts, France, d. 1870, Puys, France.]

 I may mention here, again, the horror I have already expressed elsewhere, á propos of a portrait of myself, which one of the journals have published; I may also add, that I have a horror of photography, and that this horror extends itself to all photographers. (1866) 

Eugène Delacroix
[Artist, b. 1798, Charenton-St.Maurice, France, d. 1863, Paris.]

 [Photography is] in some ways false just because it is so exact.