Jonathan Green
[Writer, photographer, and curator, b. 1939, lives in Riverside, California.]

 Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment” has been reinvented as the digital moment, a seamless presentation of constellations of separate, singular occurrences brought together into a coherent, seemingly “photographic” whole. 

Stephen Shore
[Photographer, b. 1947, New York, lives in New York.]

 I went on to Flickr and it was just thousands of pieces of shit, and I just couldn’t believe it. And it’s just all conventional, it’s all cliches, it’s just one visual convention after another. 

Lev Manovich
[Artist, theorist, and critic, b. 1960, Moscow, lives in New York.]

 The digital image annihilates photography while solidifying, glorifying and immortalizing the photographic. 

Philip Jones Griffiths
[Photojournalist, b. 1936, Rhuddian, Wales, d. 2008, London.]

 The twentieth century was the time of photography, when almost everything of importance was recorded and considered true because it was photographed. Nowadays nearly anyone can produce a photograph of Ladybird Johnson standing on the grassy knoll with a smoking gun in her hand and no one can prove it’s a fake. 

Bill Owens
[Photographer, b. 1938, San Jose, California, lives in Hayward, California.]

 Photoshop is not in my vocabulary. I don’t need it because I have content. 

Jean Baudrillard
[Writer and theorist, b. 1929, Reims, France, d. 2007, Paris.]

 When calculation and digital win out over form, when software wins out over the eye, can we still speak of photography? 

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

 I had no intention of waiting a week, ten days or the time necessary so that something would happen, so that I could get the “decisive moment” looked for so often by photographers... The specific “decisive moment” wasn’t to be found, it had to be created. 

Charles Traub
[Photographer, writer, and critic, b. 1945, Louisville, Kentucky, lives in New York.]

 If it can be done digitally, do it. 
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