Diane Arbus
[Photographer, b. 1923, New York, d. 1971, New York.]

 In a world of images… nothing stands still or gets heavy—the world is leaping bursting dancing splattering shattering well-used and tireless. 

Michael Heizer
[Artist, b. 1944, Berkeley, California, lives in Hiko, Nevada.]

 I have looked at so many photographs, I can not see them anymore. 

Don DeLillo
[Writer, b. 1936, New York, lives in New York.]

 In our world we sleep and eat the image and pray to it and wear it too. 

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

 Cameras define reality in two ways essential to the workings of an advanced industrial society: as a spectacle (for masses) and as an object of surveillance (for rulers). The production of images also furnishes a ruling ideology. Social change is replaced by a change in images. The freedom to consume a plurality of images and goods is equated with freedom itself. 

Don DeLillo
[Writer, b. 1936, New York, lives in New York.]

 We’re not here to capture an image. We’re here to maintain one. (On photographers shooting “the most photographed barn in America.”) 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
[Artist, b. 1953, Hartford, Connecticut, lives in New York.]

 Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks. 

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. 
 The vast number of photographers, feeding on anything visible, overgraze the landscape the way cattle overgraze their pasture. 
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