Janet Malcolm
[Writer, b. 1934, Prague, Czechoslovakia, lives in New York.]

 I was always trying to take art photographs, but the most interesting pictures were the snapshots. The artsy pictures were boring, always. 

Ken Domon
[Photographer, b. 1909, Sakata, Japan, d. 1990, Tokyo.]

 The absolutely pure snapshot, absolutely unstaged. (Dictum) 

Eudora Welty
[Writer, b. 1909, Jackson, Mississippi, d. 2001, Jackson.]

 A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. 

Gerhard Richter
[Artist, b. 1932, Dresden, lives in Düsseldorf.]

 Throwaway snapshots come closest to achieving the state of pure picture. 

John Baldessari
[Artist, b. 1931, National City, California, lives in Venice, California.]

 I have no particular allegiance to photography, other than it’s quick. 

Janet Malcolm
[Writer, b. 1934, Prague, Czechoslovakia, lives in New York.]

 [In embracing snapshots,] the attributes previously sought by photographers—strong design, orderly composition, control over tonal values, lucidity of content, good print quality—have been stood on their heads, and the qualities now courted are formlessness, rawness, clutter, accident, and other manifestations of the camera’s formidable capacity for imposing disorder on reality... (1976) 

George Bernard Shaw
[Writer, critic, and dramatist, b. 1856, Dublin, d. 1950, Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.]

 I would willingly exchange every single painting of Christ for one snapshot. 

Lisette Model
[Photographer, b. 1906, Vienna, Austria, d. 1983, New York.]

 I am a passionate lover of the snapshot, because of all photographic images it comes closest to truth. 
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