Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 What’s important to me is the idea. It doesn’t have to be a perfect, Ansel Adams,‘f64’ picture. 

Paul Graham
[Photographer, b. 1956, Stafford, England, lives in New York.]

 …when you have a worthwhile idea, you should be prepared to gamble on it, test it out and see what the world gives back. 

Bert Stern
[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2013, New York.]

 I think all my pictures are ideas, and they’re ideas made into images. 

Doug Aitken
[Artist, b. 1968, Redondo Beach, California, lives in Los Angeles.]

 When you make work, the concept is the basis for it; all choices of aesthetics or mediums come later. 

Roland Barthes
[Writer, critic, and theorist, b. 1915, Cherbourg, d. 1980, Paris.]

 Ultimately, Photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks. 

Anton Corbijn
[Photographer, b. 1955, Strijen, Netherlands, lives in London.]

 My biggest fear always is that I’ll photograph an idea rather than a person, so I try to be quite sensitive to how people are. 

Mario Giacomelli
[Photographer, b. 1925, Senigallia, Italy, d. 2000, Senigallia.]

 I try to photograph thoughts. 

Vik Muniz
[Artist, b. 1961, Sao Paulo, Brazil, lives in New York.]

 If you find an idea without form, please let me know because I would love to take a picture of it. 
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