Marvin Israel
[Artist and art director, b. 1924, New York, d. 1985, New York.]

 The photograph is like her trophy—it’s what she received as the reward for this adventure. (On Diane Arbus) 

Christopher Isherwood
[b. 1904, Disley, Cheshire, England, d. 1986, Santa Monica, California.]

 I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording—not thinking... Someday all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed. 

Robert Irwin
[Artist, b. 1928, Long Beach, California, lives in San Diego, California.]

 No artist worth their salt has ever made their work really abstract. All wanted to make it as real as possible. So the question is what do we mean by reality? 

Graciela Iturbide
[Photographer, b. 1942, Mexico City, lives in Coyoacán, Mexico.]

 In a way my work is documentary. But I am also a photographer who has a distinct style. My photographs are a companion to the reality of the situation. 

Jean-Dominique Ingres
[Artist, b. 1780, Montauban, France, d. 1867, Paris, France.]

 Which of us could achieve this exactitude... this delicate modeling... indeed, what a wonderful thing photography is—but one dare not say that aloud. 

Henrik Ibsen
[Writer, b. 1828, Skien, Norway, d. 1906, Christiania, Norway.]

 Tokay grapes are like photographs, Mr Ekdal, they need sunshine. Isn’t that so? (From The Wild Duck)