Jan Dibbets
[Artist, b. 1941, Weert, The Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam.]

 The documentation about the work isn’t of real importance to me either. I’ve done lots of works without taking photographs. 

Judy Dater
[Photographer, b. 1941, Hollywood, lives in San Francisco.]

 I want to show people as they are, not glorified, no shame—fat, bulges, wrinkles and all. I want the work to be disturbing, unsettling, provocative, challenging, and thought provoking. 

Geoff Dyer
[Writer and critic, b. 1958, Cheltenham, England, lives in London.]

 In photography there is no meantime. There was just that moment and now there’s this moment and in between there is nothing. Photography, in a way, is the negation of chronology. 

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) 

Edmundo Desnoes
[Writer, b. 1930, Havana, Cuba, lives in New York.]

 Photographs are detonators. They explode in us. We are the gaze as well as the gazed-at. The observer and the observed. 

Philip K. Dick
[Writer, b. 1928, Chicago, Illinois, d. 1982, Santa Ana, California.]

 When do I see a photograph, when a reflection? 

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

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

Marcel Duchamp
[Artist, b. 1887, Blainville, France, d. 1968, Neilly-sur-Seine, France.]

 You know exactly what I think of photography. I would like to see it make people despise painting until something else will make photography unbearable. (In a letter to Alfred Stieglitz)