[Photographer, b. 1923, St.-Genis-Laval, France, d. 2016, Paris.]
Doubt always hovers nearby, but I take photographs the way a musician hums. Looking is like breathing. So when luck turns my way and offers me a good picture, joy is surely nigh.
[Photographer, b. 1935, Madrid, Spain, lives in Mexico City.]
At certain moments of intense personal grief, capturing images was for me the only way to comprehend later what was happening.
[Photographer and writer, b. 1937, Orange, New Jersey, lives in Astoria, Oregon.]
Almost all photographers have incurred large expenses in the pursuit of tiny audiences, finding that the wonder they’d hoped to share is something few want to receive.
Frederick H. Evans
[Photographer and bookseller, b. 1853, London, d. 1943, London.]
A perfect photograph is one that perfectly records, reflects its subject, gives its beholder the same order of joy as the original would. (1908)
[Photographer, b. 1923, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, d. 2013, New York.]
Some photographers think that by taking pictures of human misery, they are addressing a serious problem. I do not think that misery is more profound than happiness.
[Photographer, b. 1944, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, lives in Brisbane, Australia.]
Every good war picture becomes an anti-war picture.
[Writer, b. 1903, Neuilly, France, d. 1977, Los Angeles.]
I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.
[Photographer, b. 1895, Cleveland, Ohio, d. 1988, Washington, Connecticut.]
Without the one thing, beauty, I think I could not endure to live. With it, I can endure all. I find it equally in joy and in sorrow. In the greatest of each, in birth and in death, I find an almost unbearable beauty...