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

 Today everything exists to end in a photograph. 

Paul Strand
[Photographer, b. 1890, New York, d. 1976, Oregeval, France.]

 I’ve always felt you can do anything you want in photography, if you can get away with it. 

August Sander
[Photographer, b. 1876, Herdorf, Germany, d. 1964, Cologne.]

 ... mortification is basic to the act of photographing. The person is mobile, ... then I freeze one moment in his movement, a mere five-hundredth of a second of that person’s life-time. That’s a very meager or small extract from a life. 

Pieter Hugo
[Photographer, b. 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa, lives in Cape Town.]

 It’s not that hard to learn how to shoot—the hardest thing is to find a voice. 

Chris Burden
[Artist, b. 1946, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 2015, Los Angeles.]

 I will be shot with a rifle at 7:45 P.M. I hope to have some good photos. 

Nobuyoshi Araki
[Photographer, b. 1940, Tokyo, lives in Tokyo.]

 Photography is copying. 

Daido Moriyama
[Photographer, b. 1938, Ikeda-cho, Osaka, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]

 Photography is the act of “fixing” time, not of “expressing” the world. The camera is an inadequate tool for extracting a vision of the world or of beauty. 

Lewis Baltz
[Photographer, b. 1945, Newport Beach, California, d. 2014, Paris.]

 I used photography to distance myself from a world that I loathed and was powerless to improve. 
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