[Photographer, b. 1946, Lexington, Kentucky, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]
I had a choice: I could wail against the racism of the [prevailing] pictures or I could go and create photographs that would tell a contrary story.
[Politician and U.S. senator, b. 1921, Monroe, North Carolina, d. 2008, Raleigh, North Carolina.]
There is a big difference between The Merchant of Venice and a photograph of two males of different races in an erotic pose on a marble table top.
[Photographer, b. 1915, Tokyo, Japan, d. 1999, Kanagawa, Japan.]
I like the idea that my work isn’t intended only for the Earth, but for the entire Universe.
[Politician, b. 1889, Braunau am Inn, Austria, d. 1945, Berlin, Germany.]
No politician should ever let himself be photographed in a bathing suit.
[Artist, b. 1955, New York, lives in New York and Iceland.]
As is often said of photography, this photograph is a frozen moment. A frozen moment is not a moment at all.
[Writer, b. 1899, Oak Park, Illinois, d. 1961, Ketchum, Idaho.]
[Robert] Capa: He was a good friend and a great and very brave photographer. It is bad luck for everybody that the percentages caught up with him. It is especially bad for Capa. (On Capa’s death in Vietnam, May, 27, 1954)
[Photographer, b. 1893, New York, d. 1982, Laboissière-en-Thelle, France.]
What I want above all in photography is to compose the image as I do with paintings. It is necessary that the volumes, lines, the shadows and light obey my will and say what I want them to say.
[Photographer, b. 1933, Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]
The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.