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

 Whatever else a photograph may be about, it is always about time. 

Craig Owens
[Writer and critic, b. 1950, d. 1990.]

 As an allegorical art, then, photography would represent our desire to fix the transitory, the ephemeral, in a stable and stabilizing image. 

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. 

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

 It’s not the decisive moment. It’s not the beginning or end. It’s the middle. It’s more like a question. 

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. 

Dorothea Lange
[Photographer, b. 1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, d. 1965, San Francisco.]

 Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. 

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. 

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

 Oh quickly disappearing photograph in my more slowly disappearing hand. 
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