• "Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs." - Ansel Adams


  • "The element of discovery is very important. I don't repeat myself well. I want and need that stimulus of walking forward from one new world to another. There is something demoralizing about going back to a place to retake pictures. You can no longer see your subjects in a fresh eye; you keep comparing them with the pictures you hold in your memory. [The] world was full of discoveries waiting to be made...(as a photographer) I could share the things I saw and learned...you would react to something all others might walk by." - Margaret Bourke-White


  • "Unless the truth be sinful it should not be possible to find fault with a man who views the world through a camera." - Dominic Rouse


  • "Sometimes I have taken photographs and just felt so excited that I could barely hold the camera steady, and the photo was boring." - Robert Rauschenberg


  • "The personality and style of a photographer usually limits the type of subject with which he deals best. For example Cartier-Bresson is very interested in people and in travel; these things plus his precise feeling for geometrical relationships determine the type of pictures he takes best. What is of value is that a particular photographer sees the subject differently. A good picture must be a completely individual expression which intrigues the viewer and forces him to think." - Alexey Brodovitch


  • "In practice a photographer does not concern himself whith philosophical issues while working; he makes photographs, working with subject matter that he thinks will make the pictures." - John Szarkowski


  • "When asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film, he replied "There are no photographs while I'm reloading"" - Garry Winogrand


  • "You are asking me what makes a good picture. For me, it is the harmony between subject and form that leads each one of those elements to its maximum of expression and vigor." - Henri Cartier-Bresson


  • "There are very few Cartier-Bressons, Brassais, and W. Eugene Smiths in the world, but to me these men are photographers. They are artists because they make statements that all of us wish we could have made." - Arnold Newman


  • "In an age of over-photographed icons, and an abundance of technically excellent yet repetitive portrayals of similar scenes and subjects, Intimate Landscapes are the photo-artist's opportunity to express original vision, to explore new ground, and to include more of him or herself in the image." - Guy Tal


  • "I wake up. I know what to do. I will photograph dreams." - Misha Gordin


  • "The very secret of life for me...was to maintain in the midst of rushing events an inner tranquillity. I had picked a life that dealt with excitement, tragedy, mass calamities, human triumphs and suffering. To throw my whole self into recording and attempting to understand these things, I needed an inner serenity as a kind of balance." - Margaret Bourke-White


  • "When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his friend and fellow bohemian, Genthe. "you must have a wonderful camera...It must be the best camera in the world...You must show me your camera." Genthe then used his standard studio camera to make what has since become a classic picture of Jack London. When the sitting was finished, Genthe could not contain himself: "I have read your books, Jack, and I think they are important works of art. You must have a wonderful typewriter."" - Anonymous


  • "...[only] evidence of induviduality and artistic worth...will find recognition in there pages." - Alfred Stieglitz


  • "Sy Parrish: According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the word "snapshot" was originally a hunting term." - Anonymous