Chris Burden
[Artist, b. 1946, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 2015, Los Angeles.]

 I will be shot with a rifle at 7:45 P.M. I hope to have some good photos. 

Marius de Zayas
[Artist, b. 1880, Veracruz, Mexico, d. 1961, Greenwich, Connecticut.]

 Photography is beginning to be photography, for until now it has only been art. (1923) 

Diana Vreeland
[Fashion editor, b. 1903, Paris, d. 1989, New York.]

 Photographers aren’t artists, for goodness sake. 

John Tagg
[Writer, theorist, and photohistorian, North Shields, England, lives in Ithica, New York.]

 The history of photography stands in relation to the history of Art as a history of writing would to the history of Literature. 

Lewis Baltz
[Photographer, b. 1945, Newport Beach, California, d. 2014, Paris.]

 I’m really skeptical about the idea of photographic history. Photography needs to be seen in a much broader context, certainly within the context of art, and in even broader social and cultural contexts beyond that. 

Helmut Newton
[Photographer, b. 1920, Berlin, d. 2004, Los Angeles.]

 Some people’s photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already. 

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

 A few words about the question of whether photography is art or not: I never understood the question. 

Robert Smithson
[Artist, b. 1938, Rutherford, New Jersey, d. 1973, Amarillo, Texas.]

 As long as cameras are around no artist will be free of bewilderment. 
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