André Bazin
[Film critic and theorist, b. 1918, Angers, France, d. 1958, Nogent-sur-Marne, Île-de-France, France.]

 Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption. 

Eve Arnold
[Photographer, b. 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 2011, London.]

 The first time I met Joan Crawford she took off all her clothes, stood in front of me nude and insisted I photograph her... sadly, something happens to flesh after 50. (On the behavior of film star Joan Crawford, drunk and desperate to rebuild her career. Three months later, a resurgent Crawford wrote Arnold from the film set of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? in which she co-starred with Bette Davis: “You would have been so proud of me. I was a lady, not like that cunt, Bette Davis.”) 

A.D. Coleman
[Critic and writer, b. 1943, New York, lives in New York.]

 The past is always with us, in the form of our photographs, which we feel as we might a rosary, wearing them smooth with the fingering of our eyes. 

Susan Meiselas
[Photographer, b. 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, lives in New York.]

 It’s a strange experience… the photograph is like an object frozen in time, and people’s lives go on. 

Paul Graham
[Photographer, b. 1956, Stafford, England, lives in New York.]

 ...a partial, but nonetheless astonishing description of the creative act at the heart of serious photography: nothing less than the measuring and folding of the cloth of time itself. 

Roni Horn
[Artist, b. 1955, New York, lives in New York and Iceland.]

 As is often said of photography, this photograph is a frozen moment. A frozen moment is not a moment at all. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson
[Photographer and painter, b. 1908, Chanteloup, France, d. 2004, Paris.]

 Sometimes the pictures disappear and there’s nothing you can do. You can’t tell the person, “Oh, please smile again. Do that gesture again.” Life is once, forever. 

John Berger
[Writer and critic, b. 1926, London, d. 2017, Paris.]

 A photograph is static because it has stopped time. A painting or drawing is static because it encompasses time. 
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