Charles Baudelaire
[Writer, b. 1821, Paris, d. 1867, Paris.]

 All the visible universe is nothing but a shop of images and signs. 

Georges Didi-Huberman
[Writer and thinker, b. 1953, Saint-Etienne, France, lives in Paris.]

 I feel as if I spent my childhood in a world of images, basically in a world cut off from action. 

Thomas Ruff
[Photographer, b. 1958, Zell, Germany, lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.]

 Photographs are still always depictions, it's just that for my generation the model for the photograph is probably not reality any more, but images we have of that reality. 

André Bazin
[Film critic and theorist, b. 1918, Angers, France, d. 1958, Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France, France.]

 Every image is to be seen as an object and every object as an image. 

Brigitte Lacombe
[Photographer, b. 1950, Paris, France, lives in New York.]

 I take pictures all the time. It’s alarming, really. I mean, I wish I could stop! I take snaps of everything, like taking notes. It became a way to look at the world. 

Michel Foucault
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1926, Poitiers, France, d. 1984, Paris, France.]

 Our society is not one of spectacle but of surveillance. 

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

 Instead of seeking to introduce new situations and ways of working, photography has moved into a phase of obsessively reproducing itself. (1985) 

Andy Grundberg
[Critic, curator, and educator, lives in Washington, D.C.]

 The photograph suggests that our image of reality is made up of images. It makes explicit the domination of mediation. 
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