[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)
[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)
[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?
[Photographer, b. 1942, Mexico City, lives in Coyoacán, Mexico.]
Wherever we go we want to find the theme we carry inside ourselves.
[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.
[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.