Bruce Davidson
[Photographer, b. 1933, Oak Park, Illinois, lives in New York.]

 I’ve had the privilege of being an outsider allowed on the inside, searching for beauty, meaning and myself. 

Robert Frank
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1924, Zürich, Switzerland, lives in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and New York.]

 I guess I got where I wanted to get, but it didn’t turn out to be the place I hoped it would be. I’m an outsider, still. 

Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 Self-discovery through a camera? I am scared to look for fear of discovering how shallow my Self is! 

Frederick Douglass
[Writer, orator, activist, b. 1818, Talbot County, Maryland, d. 1895, Washington, D.C..]

 Negroes can never have impartial portraits at the hands of white artists. It seems to us next to impossible for white men to take likenesses of black men, without most grossly exaggerating their distinctive features. 

Luc Delahaye
[Photographer, b. 1962, Tours, France, lives in Paris.]

 There is something beautiful about photography; it allows the self to be reunited with the world. 

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

 I was a fag and a misfit, and I was being laughed out of high school in Connecticut. So I dropped out. I had all F’s—except in my art classes, anyway. I came to stay with my friend who was a punk, shaved head, militant dyke who worked at CBGB, and discovered that everything that made me a freak in Connecticut, people embraced me for here [in New York]. 

Lillian Bassman
[Photographer and painter, b. 1917, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2012, New York.]

 [When I photograph] I project what I’m not. What I would like to be. 

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

 [Cameras] start to interpret life to us, which is a tautological circle, and I wonder how long you can feed yourself with yourself. 
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