Douglas Huebler
[Photographer and artist, b. 1924, Ann Arbor, Michigan, d. 1997, Truro, Massachusetts.]

 What I say is part of the artwork. 

Gilles Peress
[Photographer, b. 1946, Neuilly, France, lives in New York.]

 I don’t trust words. I trust pictures. 

Frederick Sommer
[Photographer, b. 1905, Angri, Italy, d. 1999, Prescott, Arizona.]

 Words represent images: nothing can be said for which there is no image. 

William J. T. Mitchell
[Writer, theorist, and architect, b. 1944, Melbourne, Australia, lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 Exile is a series of photographs without texts. 

Lewis Hine
[Photographer, writer, and reformer, b. 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, d. 1940, New York.]

 If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera. 

Wright Morris
[Writer and photographer, b. 1910, Central City, Nebraska, d. 1998, Mill Valley, California.]

 The photograph, after all, is just a photograph. Words will determine its meaning and status. 

John Baldessari
[Artist, b. 1931, National City, California, lives in Venice, California.]

 I tend to think of words as substitutes for images. I can never seem to figure out what one does that the other doesn’t do. 

Roland Barthes
[Writer, critic, and theorist, b. 1915, Cherbourg, d. 1980, Paris.]

 The image freezes an endless number of possibilities; words determine a single certainty... this is why all news photographs are captioned. 
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