Michelangelo Antonioni
[Filmmaker, b. 1912, Ferrara, Italy, d. 2007, Rome.]

 We know that under the revealed image there is another one which is more faithful to reality, and under this one is yet another, and again another under this last one, down to the true image of that absolute, mysterious reality that nobody will ever see. Or perhaps, not until the decomposition of every image, of every reality. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson
[Photographer and painter, b. 1908, Chanteloup, France, d. 2004, Paris.]

 The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of 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. 

David LaChapelle
[Photographer, b. 1968, Connecticut, lives in New York.]

 If you want reality take the bus. 

Lee Friedlander
[Photographer, b. 1934, Aberdeen, Washington, lives in New York.]

 The world makes up my pictures, not me. 

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

 Things just enter reality through photographs. 

Bob Richardson
[Photographer, b. 1928, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2005, New York.]

 I wanted to put reality in my photographs. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. That’s what was happening. And I was going to help make it happen. Boy, they did not want that in America. 

Garry Winogrand
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]

 I don’t have messages in my pictures... For me the true business of photography is to capture a bit of reality (whatever that is) on film… if, later the reality means something to someone else, so much the better. 
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