Victor Burgin
[Artist and writer, b. 1941, Sheffield, England, lives in London.]

 Even the uncaptioned “art” photograph is invaded by language in the very moment it is looked at: in memory, in association, snatches of words and images continually intermingle and exchange one for the other. 

Neil Postman
[Writer and media critic, b. 1931, New York, d. 2003, Queens, New York.]

 You can only photograph a fragment of the here and now. The photograph presents the world as object; language, the world as idea. 

Lewis Baltz
[Photographer, b. 1945, Newport Beach, California, d. 2014, Paris.]

 When you see a group of images together, they create their own context, and, in a sense, their own text. 

Edward Steichen
[Photographer and curator, b. 1879, Luxembourg, Germany, d. 1973, West Redding, Connecticut.]

 A photograph is worth a thousand words, provided it is accompanied by only ten words. 

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. 

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

 Photographs have a relevance for things that cannot be said. 

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

 I arrived at writing [on photographs] from a frustration with the medium. I was frustrated by the silence of the still photograph. 
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