Franz Kafka
[Writer, b. 1883, Prague, d. 1924, Prague.]

 Your sight does not master the pictures, it is the pictures that master your sight. 

Dorothea Lange
[Photographer, b. 1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, d. 1965, San Francisco.]

 Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate. 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Get Weston off your back, forget Arbus, Frank, Adams, White, don’t look at photographs. Kill the Buddha. 

Tallulah Bankhead
[Actress, b. 1902, Huntsville, Alabama, d. 1968, New York.]

 They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum. 

Philip Jones Griffiths
[Photojournalist, b. 1936, Rhuddian, Wales, d. 2008, London.]

 Journalists should be by their very nature anarchists, people who want to point out things that are not generally approved of. It’s by criticizing that society that humanity has made progress. 

Sigmar Polke
[Painter and photographer, b. 1941, Oels, Silesia, Germany (Now Poland), d. 2010, Cologne, Germany.]

 A negative is never finished. 

Christian Metz
[Writer and film theorist, b. 1931, Béziers, France, lives in France.]

 The familiar photographs that many people carry with them always obviously belong to the order of fetishes in the ordinary sense of the word. 

Luc Delahaye
[Photographer, b. 1962, Tours, France, lives in Paris.]

 There is something beautiful about photography; it allows the self to be reunited with the world.