Joan Didion
[Writer, b. 1934, Sacramento, California, lives in New York.]

 ...[t]o shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. 

Raymond Depardon
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1942, Villefranche-sur-Saône, France, lives in Paris.]

 I don’t regret the numerous pictures of Brigitte Bardot, but I’d rather have a good photograph of my father. 

Corinne Day
[Photographer, b. 1962, Ealing, West London, d. 2010, Denham, England.]

 [My brain tumor] was like a bungee jump into hell, like falling and falling forever. It was terrifying, I gave Mark my camera, and told him, “Photograph everything.” 

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. 

Barbara DeGenevieve
[Photographer, artist, and curator, b. 1947, d. 2014, Chicago, Illinois.]

 As an academic I feel I should intellectualize and theoretically analyze when all I really want to do is let the work take me somewhere, manipulate me, and then rough me up a bit. When it comes right down to it, I only want to spend time with work that makes me think and teaches me something while making my body react. 

Terence Donovan
[Photographer, b. 1936, Stepney, England, d. 1996, London.]

 A seven-bath developer is no substitute for thought. 

Jacques Derrida
[Philosopher and writer, b. 1930, El Biar, Algeria (then French Algeria), d. 2004, Paris.]

 I absolutely forbade all public photographs of myself. I like photography, I don’t have anything against it, but... 

Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t make photographs.