Karl Marx
[Political philosophers, b. 1818, Trier, Germany, d. 1883, London.]

 Men can see nothing around them that is not their own image; everything speaks to them of themselves. Their very landscape is alive. 

Jay Maisel
[Photographer, b. 1931, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 I take pictures, and they are there for the taking. I’ll tell you a quote that I have always thought about. Arthur Miller said, “I try to create the poem from the evidence.” 

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. 

Malcolm Muggeridge
[Writer and media personality, b. 1903, Sanderstead, England, d. 1990, Robertsbridge, England.]

 The three most disastrous inventions of our time have been the birth control pill, the camera and nuclear weaponry. The first offers sex in terms of sterility, the second reality in terms of fantasy, and the third security in terms of destruction. 

Thomas Mann
[Writer, b. 1875, Lübeck, Germany, d. 1955, Zurich, Switzerland.]

 The process of decay was forestalled by the powers of the light-ray, the flesh in which he walked disintegrated, annihilated, dissolved in vacant mist, and there within it was the finely turned skeleton of his own hand, the seal ring he had inherited from his grandfather hanging loose and black on the joint of his ring-finger—a hard, material object with which man adorns the body that is fated to melt away beneath it, when it passes on to another flesh that can wear it yet a little while. 

Daido Moriyama
[Photographer, b. 1938, Ikeda-cho, Osaka, Japan, lives in Tokyo.]

 I wanted to go to the end of photography. 

Pedro Meyer
[Photographer, b. 1935, Madrid, Spain, lives in Mexico City.]

 Merging photographs can be more real than the isolated image because reality is so much more rich than just an isolated moment. 

Sarah Moon (Marielle Hadengue)
[Model and photographer, b. 1941, Paris, France, lives in Paris.]

 The photos that interest me most, I can’t say why I took them. I think my gift is that I still work with a certain amount of unconsciousness.