Jean Cocteau
[Writer, poet, artist, and filmmaker, b. 1889, Maisons-Lafitte, France, d. 1963, Milly-la-Foret, France.]

 The runner stopped dead, lost his balance, froze in one of those violent attitudes in which the photographers petrify living reality. 

Philip Jones Griffiths
[Photojournalist, b. 1936, Rhuddian, Wales, d. 2008, London.]

 ...we are there with our cameras to record reality. Once we start modifying that which exists, we are robbing photography of its most valuable attribute. 

Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 Things just enter reality through photographs. 

Daido Moriyama
[Photographer, b. 1938, Ikeda-cho, Osaka, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]

 For me photographs are taken in the eye before you’ve even thought what they mean. That’s the reality I’m interested in capturing. 

Susan Sontag
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]

 The world becomes a series of events that you transform into pictures, and those events have reality, so far as you have pictures of them. 

Justine Kurland
[Photographer, b. 1969, Warsaw, New York, lives mostly on the road.]

 It seemed clear to me early on that one of the things a photograph could do was make a reality, and I wanted to do that. I always think of looking inside an Easter egg and seeing a perfect world. 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia
[Artist, b. 1953, Hartford, Connecticut, lives in New York.]

 Reality has become a parallel universe with photographers returning with different versions of what it truly looks like. 

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

 Art is the splendor of reality before everything has become meaning. 
quotes 1-8 of 219
page 1 of 28 next page last page
display quotes