Ray Metzker
[Photographer, b. 1931, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, d. 2014, Philadelphia.]

 The collection of photographs is a statement about the relationship of my camera and me. 

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

 The camera is like a typewriter, in the sense in which you can use the machine to write a love letter, a book, or a business memo. 

Ernst Haas
[Photographer, b. 1921, Vienna, Austria, d. 1986, New York City.]

 Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see. 

Roger Ballen
[Photographer, b. 1950, New York, lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.]

 Nothing is staged. And nothing is already there. Everything is transformed through the camera. 

Lincoln Kirstein
[Writer, critic, and impresario, b. 1907, Rochester, New York, d. 1996, New York.]

 The candid camera is the greatest liar in the photographic family.... It is anarchic, naïve, and superficial. 

Tristan Tzara (Sami Rosenstock)
[Writer and artist, b. 1896, Moineti, Bacu, Romania, d. 1963, Paris.]

 But let’s speak of art for a moment. Yes, art. I know a gentleman who makes excellent portraits. This gentleman is a camera. 

George W. Bush
[Politician, b. 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, lives in Dallas, Texas.]

 There are cameras nowadays that have been developed to tell the difference between a squirrel and a bomb. 

Anders Petersen
[Photographer, b. 1944, Solna, Sweden, lives in Stockholm.]

 For me, the camera is like an entrance to the private lives of other people. And if you are curious like me, it is a fantastic tool. 
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