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. 

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. 

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) 

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

 Seeing is forgetting even the name of the thing one sees. 

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

 When I’m taking pictures I even forget that I have a camera. When I shoot I forget about everything. Light comes, death comes, people go in and out in costume—and it’s like a play. 

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)