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. 

Lev Manovich
[Artist, theorist, and critic, b. 1960, Moscow, lives in New York.]

 We turn our own lives into an information archive by storing all our emails, SMS, digital photos, and other “digital traces” of our existence. 

Anders Petersen
[Photographer, b. 1944, Solna, Sweden, lives in Stockholm.]

 To me, it’s encounters that matter, pictures are much less important. 

Larry Clark
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1943, Tulsa, Oklahoma, lives in New York.]

 At the end of the day, what I show is real life. I tell the truth. And the truth can be shocking. 

Mona Kuhn
[Photographer, b. 1969, São Paulo, Brazil, lives in Los Angeles.]

 [The most important factor in making a good picture is] to know who or what you are photographing. It is not about photography; it should be about life. 

Roman Opalka
[Artist, b. 1931, Hocquincourt, France, d. 2011, Rome.]

 Art has a lot in common with madness. After all, why should one get involved with art? You can live normally like everyone else—which is to say, as stupidly as everyone else. 

Lisette Model
[Photographer, b. 1906, Vienna, Austria, d. 1983, New York.]

 Photography starts with the projection of the photographer, his understanding of life and himself into the picture. 

Anders Petersen
[Photographer, b. 1944, Solna, Sweden, lives in Stockholm.]

 There is not a big difference between life and taking pictures... You’re in the middle of life, you’re living, making love, eating, sleeping—and photography is part of it. And I don’t say this because I’m being romantic. I say this because that’s just the way it happens to be. 
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