Tina Barney
[Photographer, b. 1945, New York, lives in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, and New York.]

 I know now that before I take a picture I have to be sure about how I feel about the subjects. What I don’t know is if I should explain to them what I’m doing while I’m photographing them... 

Alec Soth
[Photographer, b. 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota, lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.]

 There’s a kind of beautiful loneliness in voyeurism. And that’s why I’m a photographer. 

Yousuf Karsh
[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. 

Daido Moriyama
[Photographer, b. 1938, Ikeda-cho, Osaka, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]

 If an image is good, it is brought back to life by the feelings of the viewer. 

Danny Lyon
[Photographer, b. 1942, New York, lives in Ulster County, New York.]

 You put a camera in my hand, I want to get close to people. Not physically close, emotionally close, all of it. It’s part of the process. It’s a very weird thing being a photographer. 

Ishiuchi Miyako
[Photographer, b. 1947, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]

 I cannot stop [taking photographs of scars] because they are so much like a photograph… They are visible events, recorded in the past. Both the scars and the photographs are the manifestation of sorrow for the many things which cannot be retrieved... 

Terry Richardson
[Photographer, b. 1965, New York, lives in New York.]

 I don’t work off lights and angles; I work off emotions. A mood that I create. 

Pedro Meyer
[Photographer, b. 1935, Madrid, Spain, lives in Mexico City.]

 At certain moments of intense personal grief, capturing images was for me the only way to comprehend later what was happening. 
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