Eddie Adams
[Photojournalist, b. 1933, New Kensington, Pennsylvania, d. 2004, New York.]

 If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that’s a good picture. 

Bert Stern
[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2013, New York.]

 I think all my pictures are ideas, and they’re ideas made into images. 

Janet Malcolm
[Writer, b. 1934, Prague, Czechoslovakia, lives in New York.]

 Are pictures there for anyone to “take”? Or are they made by the photographer? 

Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 I really try to divorce myself from any thought of possible use of [my photographs]... Certainly while I’m working, I want them to be as useless as possible. 

Robert Morris
[Artist and theorist, b. 1931, Kansas City, Missouri, lives in New York.]

 There is probably no defense against the malevolent powers of the photograph to convert every visible aspect of the world into a static, consumable image. 

Joachim Schmid
[Photographer and "professional looker", b. 1955, Balingen, Germany, lives in Berlin.]

 I think there are no meaningful images. Meanings are created outside of the image. 

Henry Adams
[Writer and historian, b. 1838, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 1918, Washington, D.C..]

 I hate photographs abstractly, because they have given me more ideas perversely and immovably wrong, than I ever should get by imagination. 

David Levi Strauss
[Writer and critic, b. 1953, Junction City, Kansas, lives in New York.]

 The first question must always be: Who is using this photograph, and to what end? 
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