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

 Photography books often have titles like The Photographer’s Eye or The Vision of So and So or Seeing Photographs—as if photographers didn’t have minds, only eyes. 

Ansel Adams
[Photographer, b. 1902, San Francisco, d. 1984, Carmel, California.]

 There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. 

Mel Bochner
[Artist, b. 1940, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Photography Cannot Record Abstract Ideas (Title of a 16x20 inch photograph depicting an index card on which that phrase is handwritten.) 

Ernst Haas
[Photographer, b. 1921, Vienna, Austria, d. 1986, New York City.]

 I prefer to be noticed some day, first for my ideas and second for my good eye. 

Terence Donovan
[Photographer, b. 1936, Stepney, England, d. 1996, London.]

 A seven-bath developer is no substitute for thought. 

William Burroughs
[Writer, b. 1914, St. Louis, Missouri, d. 1997, Lawrence, Kansas.]

 Open your mind and let the pictures out. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson
[Photographer and painter, b. 1908, Chanteloup, France, d. 2004, Paris.]

 What counts are the little differences. “General ideas” mean nothing. Long live the details. A millimeter makes all the difference. 

Man Ray (Emanuel Radnitsky)
[Artist, b. 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, d. 1976, Paris.]

 I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea. 
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