Douglas McCulloh
[Photographer, b. 1959, Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles.]

 It is not the task of photography to depict the world. Photography concerns what we can say about the world. 

Susan Meiselas
[Photographer, b. 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, lives in New York.]

 You look at photographs that freeze time, but then time moves. 

Robert Adams
[Photographer and writer, b. 1937, Orange, New Jersey, lives in Astoria, Oregon.]

 Beauty and its implication of promise is the metaphor that gives art its value. It helps us rediscover some of our best intuitions, the ones that encourage caring. 

Josef Koudelka
[Photographer, b. 1938, Biskovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia, lives in Paris.]

 Listen, I have never had any hero in my life or in photography. I just travel, I look and everything influences me. 

Donald McCullin
[Photographer, b. 1935, Finsbury Park, London, lives in Somerset, England.]

 Photography isn’t about just pushing that button. It’s about the experience of being there. 
 People have always said that the darkroom is my womb, and I suppose that’s true. I like the consistency of the dark. It keeps me safe. 

Paul Éluard
[Writer, b. 1895, Sant-Denis, France, d. 1952, Charenton-le-Pont, France.]

 Seeing is understanding, judging, transforming, imagining, forgetting and being forgotten, being or disappearing. 

Woody Guthrie
[Singer-songwriter, b. 1912, Okemah, Oklahoma, d. 1967, New York.]

 If you walk across my camera I will flash the world your story.