Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
[Writer, b. 1835, Hannibal, Missouri, d. 1910, Redding, Connecticut.]

 The sun never looks through a photographic instrument that does not print a lie. The piece of glass it prints is well named a “negative”—a contradiction—a misrepresentation—a falsehood. I speak feelingly of this matter, because by turns the instrument has represented me to be a lunatic, A Solomon, a missionary, a burglar and an abject idiot. (1866) 

Steve McCurry
[Photographer, b. 1950, Newton Square, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport. 

Malick Sidibé
[Photographer, b. 1935, Soloba, Mali, d. 2016, Bamako, Mali.]

 It’s all the same. It’s the same face. We always look for an idea, for the same face, for the same position. There is no such thing as a “European” or an “African photography.” It’s all the same thing. 
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