Rineke Dijkstra
[Photographer, b. 1959, Sittard, The Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam.]

 As a photographer you enlarge or emphasize a certain moment, making it another reality. 

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. 

Lev Manovich
[Artist, theorist, and critic, b. 1960, Moscow, lives in New York.]

 ... the reason we think that computer graphics technology has succeeded in faking reality is that we, over the course of the last hundred and fifty years, have come to accept the image of photography and film as reality. 

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. 

Alfred Stieglitz
[Photographer and curator, b. 1864, Hoboken, New Jersey, d. 1946, New York.]

 In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. 

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. 

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. 

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

 If you want reality take the bus. 
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