Lewis Hine
[Photographer, writer, and reformer, b. 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, d. 1940, New York.]

 There were two things I wanted to do. I wanted to show the things that had to be corrected. I wanted to show the things that had to be appreciated. 

Hugh Hefner
[Publisher and playboy, b. 1926, Chicago, d. 2017, Los Angeles.]

 ... Orwellian Newspeak was really all about the notion that you could change the labels and the language of things and you would change the perception. And we have seen that certainly in terms of sex in really dramatic form in the last twenty years in which sexual images that were perceived in the past as simply pin-up pictures were then perceived and called exploitation and then eventually called pornography, and they are the same innocent pin-up pictures. 

Ron Haeberle
[Photographer, b. 1941, Cleveland, Ohio, lives in Cleveland.]

 I happened upon a group of GIs surrounding these people and one of the American GIs yelled out, “Hey he’s got a camera.” So they kind of all dispersed just a little bit, and I came upon them and looking at the photograph I noticed the one girl was kind of frantic and an older woman trying to protect this small child and the older woman in front was just, you know, kind of pleading, trying to, beg, you know, begging and that and another person, a woman was buttoning her blouse and holding a small baby. Okay, I took the photograph, I thought they were just going to question the people, but just as soon as I turned and walked away, I heard firing, I looked around and over the corner of my shoulder I saw the people drop. I just kept on walking. (On photographing the My Lai massacre, Vietnam, March, 1968.) 

David Octavius Hill
[Photographer, b. 1802, Perth, Scotland, d. 1870, Newington, Scotland.]

 The rough surface and unequal texture throughout of the paper is the main cause of the Calotype failing in details before the process of Daguerreotypy—and this is the very life of it. They look like the imperfect work of man—and not the much diminished perfect work of God. (1848) 

Robert Heinecken
[Photographer, b. 1931, Denver, d. 2006, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. 

Earl "Fatha" Hines
[Jazz musician, b. 1903, Duquesne, Pennsylvania, d. 1983, Oakland, California.]

 I don’t think I think when I play. I have a photographic memory for chords, and when I’m playing, the right chords appear in my mind like photographs long before I get to them. 

John Herschel
[Mathematician, astronomer, and discoverer that hyposulphite of soda fixes photographs, b. 1792, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, d. 1871, Hawkhurst, Kent, England.]

 It is hardly too much to call [daguerreotypes] miraculous. Certainly they surpass anything I could have conceived as within the bounds of reasonable expectation... I cannot commend you better than to come and see. Excuse this ebullition! (To William Henry Fox Talbot, 1839.) 

John Heartfield (Helmut Franz Joseph Herzfeld)
[Artist, b. 1891, Munich, Germany, d. 1968, Berlin.]

 Use Photography as a Weapon! (Sign over the entrance to the John Heartfield room at the 1929 “Film und Foto” exhibition in Stuttgart.)