[Critic and writer, b. 1936, New York, lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.]
Men have dominated the field of landscape photography just as they have dominated the land itself. Thus “shooting” a “virgin” landscape has been man’s work—hunting, not gardening.
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]
I don’t know if all the women in the photographs are beautiful, but I do know the women are beautiful in the photographs.
[Photographer, b. 1949, Waltham, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]
I really think there is a big difference between the way men and women photograph. And really, women have a lot more privilege and opportunities in getting access into people’s private lives, their intimate lives... I think it’s okay to recognize the fact that we are extraordinarily different from each other and how we go about photographing is very different and the kind of access that we get.
[Photographer, b. 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 2011, London.]
Being a woman is just a marvelous plus in photographing. Men like to be photographed by women, it becomes flirtatious and fun, and women feel less as if they’re expected to be in a relationship.
Henry Holmes Smith
[Artist and teacher, b. 1909, Bloomington, Illinois, d. 1986, San Rafael, California.]
I think control is the wrong word. I would put it this way. You see a lovely girl across a crowded room and you walk toward her with hope in your mind. That’s the way [my] pictures are made.
Lola Alvarez Bravo
[Photographer, b. 1907, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, d. 1993, Mexico City.]
I was the only woman fooling around with a camera in the streets and all the reporters laughed at me. So I became a fighter.
[Photographer and model, b. 1907, Poughkeepsie, New York, d. 1976, Sussex, England.]
It seems to me that women have a bigger chance at success in photography than men… Women are quicker and more adaptable than men. And I think they have an intuition that helps them understand personalities more quickly than men.
[Photographer, b. 1923, Kansas City, Missouri, d. 2007, Greenbrae, California.]
Photography ruins marriages, and I’ve been married three times—so there’s a downside to it as well.