Cindy Sherman
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 [My work is] maybe about me maybe not wanting to be me and wanting to be all these other characters. Or at least try them on. 

Martin Parr
[Photographer, b. 1952, Epson, Surrey, England, lives in Bristol and London, England.]

 I am what I photograph. 

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. 

Leonard Freed
[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2006, Garrison, New York.]

 Ultimately photography is about who you are. It’s the seeking of truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit. 

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

 Photography is always out there; it’s a way to get out of yourself. 

Eve Arnold
[Photographer, b. 1913, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 2011, London.]

 I didn’t want to be a “woman photographer.” That would limit me. I wanted to be a photographer who was a woman, with all the world open to my camera. 

Carrie Mae Weems
[Artist, b. 1953, Portland, Oregon, lives in Syracuse, New York.]

 A black idiom is simply one that comes out of the peculiar social, economic and cultural conditions that mold black people. If a photographer is sensitive and understands the idiosyncratic gestures and rituals of the culture and employs this understanding while shooting, then that person is working out of a black idiom or a black esthetic. 

Paolo Pellegrin
[Photographer, b. 1964, Rome, lives in Paris.]

 I believe photography – like many other things one does in life – is the exact expression of who you are at a given moment. 
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