Wright Morris
[Writer and photographer, b. 1910, Central City, Nebraska, d. 1998, Mill Valley, California.]

 [We] make images to see clearly: then we see clearly what we have made. 

Theodore Roethke
[Poet, b. 1908, Saginaw, Michigan, d. 1963, Bainbridge Island, Washington.]

 I wish I could find an event that meant as much as simple seeing. 

Emile Zola
[Writer, b. 1840, Paris, France, d. 1902, Paris.]

 In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it. 

Ad Reinhardt
[Artist, b. 1913, Buffalo, New York, d. 1967, New York.]

 The eye is a menace to clear sight. 

George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)
[Writer, b. 1903, Motihari, Bengal, India, d. 1950, London.]

 To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle. 

Emmet Gowin
[Photographer, b. 1941, Danville, Virginia, lives in Princeton, New Jersey.]

 Photography is a tool for dealing with things everybody knows about but isn’t attending to. My photographs are intended to represent something you don’t see. 

Manuel Álvarez Bravo
[Photographer, b. 1902, Mexico City, d. 2002, Mexico City.]

 A photographer’s main instrument is his eyes. Strange as it may seem, many photographers choose to use the eyes of another photographer, past or present, instead of their own. Those photographers are blind. 

Alfredo Jarr
[Artist, b. 1956, Santiago, Chile, lives in New York.]

 Our society is blind. We have lost our ability to be affected by imagery. 
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