Luigi Ghirri
[Photographer, b. 1943, Scandiano, Italy, d. 1992, Reggio Emilia, Italy.]

 Reality is being transformed into a colossal photograph, and the montage already exists: it’s called the real world. 

Emmet Gowin
[Photographer, b. 1941, Danville, Virginia, lives in Princeton, New Jersey.]

 The picture is like a prayer, an offering, and hopefully an opening through which to seek what we don’t know, or already know and should take seriously. 

Olafur Eliasson
[Artist, b. 1967, Copenhagen, Denmark, lives in Berlin, Germany.]

 Photographs have a relevance for things that cannot be said. 

John Divola
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles.]

 The photograph as an object has a relationship to that which it represents something like the relationship the snake skin has to the snake that sheds it. 

Susan Sontag
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]

 All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. 

Lawrence Alloway
[Writer, curator, and critic, b. 1927, London, d. 1990, New York.]

 If “a print is the widow of the stone,” to quote Robert Rauschenberg, then a photograph is the twin of an event. 

Diane Arbus
[Photographer, b. 1923, New York, d. 1971, New York.]

 The photograph is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know. 

Susan Sontag
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]

 The photograph is like a quotation, or a maxim or proverb. Each of us mentally stocks hundreds of photographs, subject to instant recall. 
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