Anonymous
[lived or lives somewhere.]

 One photo out of focus is a mistake. Ten photos out of focus are an experimentation. One hundred photos out of focus are a style. 

Richard Avedon
[Photographer, b. 1923, New York, d. 2004, San Antonio, Texas.]

 A portrait isn’t a fact but an opinion—an occasion rather than a truth. 

Jean Arp
[Artist, b. 1886, Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Alsace-Lorraine, d. 1966, Basel, Switzerland.]

 the earth is not a fresh air resort and the idyllic prospectuses of the earth tell lies. nature does not run along the little thread on which reason would like to see it run. the light of day is beautiful but poisonous... 

Dudley Andrew
[Writer, critic, and curator, lives in New Haven, Connecticut.]

 Everything in the photo is potentially significant, even and especially, that which has escaped the control of the photographer pointing the camera. 

Amy Arbus
[Photographer, b. 1954, New York, lives in New York.]

 It’s entirely ridiculous and hopeless to try to compete with somebody who made such a huge contribution to photography... I knew when I went into photography that I would be compared to my mother. I thought to myself, what can I do about that? 

Shimon Attie
[Photographer, b. 1957, Los Angeles, lives in New York.]

 I use contemporary media to reanimate sites and places with images of their own lost histories. 

Lynsey Addario
[Photographer, b. 1973, Norwalk, Connecticut, lives in Islington, England.]

 When I was behind a camera, it was the only place in the world I wanted to be. 

Douglas Adams
[Writer, b. 1952, Cambridge, England, d. 2001, Montecito, California.]

 I have the instinctive reaction of a Western man when confronted with sublimely incomprehensible. I grab my camera and start to photograph it.