Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 [Cameras] start to interpret life to us, which is a tautological circle, and I wonder how long you can feed yourself with yourself. 

Jean Baudrillard
[Writer and theorist, b. 1929, Reims, France, d. 2007, Paris.]

 Images have become our true sex objects. It is this promiscuity and the ubiquity of images, this viral contamination of images which are the fatal characteristics of our culture. 

Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 Working with existing pictures, like I do, you constantly think about the flood of images we are subjected to and you want to figure out how you can make sense of it. 

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

 Today everything exists to end in a photograph. 

Andy Warhol
[Artist, b. 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, d. 1987, New York.]

 I wish I hadn’t made so many images. 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. 

David Levi Strauss
[Writer and critic, b. 1953, Junction City, Kansas, lives in New York.]

 Access to images and information has certainly increased, but has this led to better informed citizens? No. It has led to more docile, who spend more of their time collecting images and information… and less time on analysis, critical thinking, or real “socializing.” 

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

 The vast maw of modernity has chewed up reality and spat the whole mess out as images. 
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