Sebastião Salgado
[Photographer, b. 1944, Aimores, Minas Gerias, Brazil, lives in Paris and Brazil.]

 For me, photography is so integrated in my life, it has become a way of life. 

Nan Goldin
[Photographer, b. 1953, Washington, D.C., lives in New York and Paris.]

 Where is the line between life and photographing life? 

Jerry Uelsmann
[Photographer, b. 1934, Detroit, Michigan, lives in Gainesville, Florida.]

 The goal of the artist is not to resolve life’s mysteries, but to deepen them. 

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

 One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it. 

Frederick Sommer
[Photographer, b. 1905, Angri, Italy, d. 1999, Prescott, Arizona.]

 Life is the most durable fiction that matter has yet come up with and art is the structure of matter as life’s most durable fiction. 

Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 I have discovered camera is both a way of life and not enough to live by. 

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

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