[Artist, b. 1930, Augusta, Georgia, lives in Sharon, Connecticut and the island of St. Martin.]
A picture ought to be looked at the same way you look at a radiator.
[Photographer, b. 1908, Mardin, Armenia, d. 2002, Boston, Massachusetts.]
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
[Photographer, b. 1949, Waltham, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]
Not for me the uninvolved wanderer with a camera—some invisible alien, coldly holding a tin box without a heart. My camera has feelings.
[Photographer, b. 1964, Rome, lives in Paris.]
We photographers live in a constant state of schizophrenia because of what we see, what we feel and what we have to overcome.
[Writer and critic, lives in New York.]
The ability of photographs to conjure deep emotion is one of their great strengths. But this power—precisely because it is divorced from narrative, political context, and analysis—is equally a danger. Ironically, the more searing an image… the more misleading it can be.
[Writer, critic, and theorist, b. 1915, Cherbourg, d. 1980, Paris.]
If I like a photograph, if it disturbs me, I linger over it.
[Photographer, b. 1930, Nagoya, Japan, d. 2012, Okinawa, Japan.]
In short, [photography] is a matter of turning loneliness into thoughts.
[Photographer and curator, b. 1879, Luxembourg, Germany, d. 1973, West Redding, Connecticut.]
Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things.