Harry Callahan
[Photographer, b. 1912, Detroit, Michigan, d. 1999, Atlanta, Georgia.]

 I wish that more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. 

Manuel Álvarez Bravo
[Photographer, b. 1902, Mexico City, d. 2002, Mexico City.]

 Telemann once said something interesting. He said that every musician must be whistling something at all times. Well, I say that every photographer must be living at all times. 

John Gutmann
[Photographer, b. 1905, Breslau, Germany, (now Wroclaw, Poland), d. 1998, San Francisco, California.]

 I believe that some of my best images have [the] ambiguity which is an essence of life. In this sense I am not interested in trying desperately to make Art but I am interested in relating to the marvelous extravagance of Life. 

William Klein
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, lives in Paris.]

 My photographs are the fragments of a shapeless cry that tries to say who knows what... What would please me most is to make photographs as incomprehensible as 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. 
 I have gradually confused photography and life and as a result of this I believe I am able to work out of myself at an almost precognitive level. 

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. 
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