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

 The aesthetic discussion of photography is dominated by the concept of time. Photographs appear as devices stopping time and preserving fragments of the past, like flies in amber. 

Rainer Maria Rilke
[Writer and poet, b. 1875, Prague, d. 1926, Montreux, Switzerland.]

 Oh quickly disappearing photograph in my more slowly disappearing hand. 

Robert Frank
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1924, Z├╝rich, Switzerland, lives in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and New York.]

 Photographs immediately make everything old. 

Andy Warhol
[Artist, b. 1928, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, d. 1987, New York.]

 The best thing about a picture is that it never changes. Even when the people in it do. 

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

 Time runs and flows and only our death succeeds in catching up with it. Photography is a blade which, in eternity, impales the dazzling moment. 

Catherine Opie
[Photographer, b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio, lives in Los Angeles.]

 So much of my obsession with being a documentarian comes from this deep-seated sense of the loss of time, and of how things shift so quickly. 

Richard Misrach
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in San Francisco.]

 Every photograph is a measure of time. Perhaps each can even be considered a metaphysical time-stamp of sorts. 

Auguste Rodin
[Artist, b. 1840, Paris, France, d. 1917, Paris.]

 It is the artist who is truthful and photography which lies, for in reality time does not stop, and if the artist succeeds in producing the impression of a movement which takes several moments for accomplishment, his work is certainly much less conventional than the scientific image, where time is abruptly suspended. 
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