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

 Two seconds are a thousand years. 

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

 The crushing force of time is before my eyes, and I myself try to keep pressing the shutter release of the camera. 

Albert Einstein
[Scientist, b. 1879, Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, d. 1955, Princeton, New Jersey.]

 A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. 

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. 

Siegfried Kracauer
[Media critic and sociologist, b. 1889, Frankfurt, Germany, d. 1966, New York.]

 ...the world has become a photographable present, and the photographed present has been entirely eternalized. Seemingly ripped from the clutch of death, in reality it has succumbed to it. 

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

 I want people to feel drenched in time. 

Frank Horvat
[Photographer, b. 1928, Abbazia, Italy, now Opatija, Croatia, lives in Paris.]

 ...photography is made essentially of time. I often think that what we show is a point in time, more than a window onto space. 

Sam Abell
[Photographer, b. 1945, Sylvania, Ohio, lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.]

 Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment—this very moment—to stay. 
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