George Tice
[Photographer, b. 1938, Newark, New Jersey, lives in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.]

 Photography is whatever we want it to be. It teaches us to see, and we can see whatever we wish. 

Brett Weston
[Photographer, b. 1911, Los Angeles, d. 1993, Kona, Hawaii.]

 Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery! The other 10% is inspiration!! 

Gabriel Orozco
[Artist, b. 1962, Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, lives in New York, Paris, and Mexico City.]

 Photography is more than a window for me. Photography is more like a “space” that tries to capture situations. 

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

 I think being a photographer is a little like being a whore: if you’re really really good at it, nobody will call you that. 

Robert Rauschenberg
[Artist, b. 1925, Port Arthur, Texas, d. 2008, Captiva Island, Florida.]

 Photography is the most direct communication in non-violent contacts. 

Luigi Ghirri
[Photographer, b. 1943, Scandiano, Italy, d. 1992, Reggio Emilia, Italy.]

 [Photography is] a great adventure in thought and sight, with a magical toy which miraculously manages to marry our adult awareness with the fairytale world of childhood. 

Susan Sontag
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]

 Photography is, first of all, a way of seeing. It is not seeing itself. 

Gregory Crewdson
[Photographer, b. 1962, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New Haven Connecticut.]

 Photography is a lonely endeavor, and I think all photographers are in one way or another drawn to the medium by kind of an alienated viewpoint. 
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