Sid Grossman
[Photographer, b. 1913, New York, d. 1955, Provincetown, Massachusetts.]

 The function of the photographer is to help people understand the world around them. 

Andy Goldsworthy
[Artist, b. 1956, Cheshire, England, lives in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.]

 Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made. 

Paolo Gasparini
[Photographer, b. 1934, Gorizia, Italy, lives in Caracas, Venezuela.]

 I think photographs can help us learn how to look. How to think about and resist this world that’s consecrated to the grandiloquence of symbols that propagate lies and that, more and more, reduce and undervalue life. 

Jonathan Green
[Writer, photographer, and curator, b. 1939, lives in Riverside, California.]

 The camera cannot lie, neither can it tell the truth. It can only transform. The very nature of the medium forces a disjuncture between the photograph and the world, yet the habits of perception—our everyday use of photography—forces us to see the image as surrogate reality. 

Adam Gopnik
[Writer and critic, b. 1956, Philadelphia, lives in New York.]

 ... a fact about photography: we can look at people’s faces in photographs with an intensity and intimacy that in life we normally only reserve for extreme emotional states—for a first look at someone we may sleep with, or a last look at someone we love. 

Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
[Political leader and thinker, b. 1869, Porbandar, Gujarat, India, d. 1948, New Delhi, India.]

 I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. 

Clement Greenberg
[Critic, b. 1909, New York, d. 1994, New York.]

 ...there is about him and some of his disciples too much art with a capital A, and too many swans in his park are only geese. (1942, on Alfred Stieglitz) 

Nan Goldin
[Photographer, b. 1953, Washington, D.C., lives in New York and Paris.]

 I don’t even like photography at all. I’m just doing photography until I can do something better.