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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

William Wegman
[Artist, b. 1943, Holyoke, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]

 I get so confused about life photography art. 

Maggie Steber
[Photographer, b. 1949, born in Electra, Texas, lives in Miami, Florida.]

 Every time we click the shutter, it’s like a new day, a new chance to make a clean start, to be original. It’s a very exciting and exhausting thing to do. 

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

 Life itself is not the reality. We are the ones who put life into stones and pebbles. 

Marc Riboud
[Photographer, b. 1923, St.-Genis-Laval, France, d. 2016, Paris.]

 Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second. 
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