[Artist and activist, b. 1954, Redbank, New Jersey, d. 1990, New York.]
To me, photographs are like words and I generally will place many photographs together or print them one inside the other in order to construct a free-floating sentence that speaks about the world I witness.
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]
Only that which narrates can make us understand.
[Photographer, b. 1944, Aimores, Minas Gerias, Brazil, lives in Paris and Brazil.]
I’m not an artist. An artist makes an object. Me, it’s not an object, I work in history, I’m a storyteller.
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]
I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability... They do not tell stories—they show you what something looks like. To a camera.
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1943, Tulsa, Oklahoma, lives in New York.]
... I wanted to be a storyteller, tell a story. Which I hate to even admit to now, because I hate photojournalism so badly.
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in San Francisco.]
In spite of recent trends towards fabricating photographic narratives, I find, more than ever, traditional photographic capture—the “discovery” of found narratives—deeply compelling.
[Photographer, b. 1946, Floral Park, Long Island, d. 1989, Boston, Massachusetts.]
I wasn’t setting out to make a statement, that isn’t the way I work. The statement grows out of what I do.
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]
The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.