Hans Haacke
[Artist, b. 1936, Cologne, Germany, lives in New York.]

 Whenever the medium of photography is useful for a particular task, I use it. If another medium is more suitable I use that. 

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. 

Heinrich Heine
[Writer, b. 1797, Düsseldorf, Germany, d. 1856, Paris.]

 Photography is a witness against the mistaken opinion that art is an imitation of nature. 

Horst P. Horst (Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann)
[Photographer, b. 1906, Weisenfels/Saale, Germany, d. 1999, Long Island, New York.]

 Lighting is more complex than one thinks. There appears to be only one source of light. But there were actually reflectors and other spotlights. I really don’t know how I did it. I would not be able to repeat it. (On his 1939 photograph “Mainbocher Corset”) 

bell hooks
[Educator and writer, b. 1952, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, lives in New York.]

 For black folks, the camera provided a means to document a reality that could, if necessary, be packed, stored, moved from place to place... [Photography] offered a way to contain memories, to overcome loss, to keep history. 

Hannah Höch
[Artist and photographer, b. 1889, Gotha, Germany, d. 1978, Berlin.]

 Of course, the camera is a far more objective and trustworthy witness than a human being. We know that a Brueghel or Goya or James Ensor can have visions or hallucinations, but it is generally admitted that a camera can photograph only what is actually there, standing in the real world before its lens. 

Michael Herr
[Writer, b. 1940, Syracuse, New York, lives in London.]

 ...you were as responsible for everything you saw as you were for everything you did. The problem was that you didn’t always know what you were seeing until later, that a lot of it never made it in at all, just stayed there stored in your eyes. 

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.