Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 Camera and eye are together a time machine with which the mind and human being can do the same kind of violence to time and space as dreams. 

Dieter Appelt
[Photographer and artist, b. 1935, Niemegk, Germany, lives in Berlin.]

 A snapshot steals life that it cannot return. A long exposure gives a form that never existed. 

Peter Wollen
[Writer, theorist, filmmaker, b. 1938, London, lives in Los Angeles.]

 Photography is motionless and frozen, it has the cryogenic power to preserve objects through time without decay. 

Tacita Dean
[Artist, b. 1960, Canterbury, England, lives in Berlin.]

 I want people to feel drenched in time. 

Edwin Land
[Inventor and entrepreneur, b. 1909, Bridgeport, Connecticut, d. 1991, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 The present is the past biting into the future. 

Tom Waits
[Musician, b. 1949, Pomona, California, lives in Sonoma County, California.]

 Photos are profound because they have such short lives. They are more like fingerprints, dead leaves, rain puddles, or the corpses of flies. 

André Kertész
[Photographer, b. 1894, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1985, New York.]

 Two seconds are a thousand years. 

Ai Weiwei
[Artist, b. 1957, Beijing, lives in Beijing.]

 ...photographs are facts, but not necessarily true... The present always surpasses the past, and the future will not care about today. 
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