Edward Steichen
[Photographer and curator, b. 1879, Luxembourg, Germany, d. 1973, West Redding, Connecticut.]

 Every photograph is a fake from start to finish. 

Chip Simons
[Photographer, b. 1958, Ohio, lives in Bosque Farms, New Mexico.]

 One way to keep growing is to make mistakes. Sometimes I’ll take fifty pictures a night, working through all these crazy ideas, running into stuff I never could have predicted. I’m making all kinds of great mistakes, and, I think, that’s so funny how this happened. If you just go out and take a lot of pictures, you learn and you grow. Accidents happen. 

Malick Sidibé
[Photographer, b. 1935, Soloba, Mali, d. 2016, Bamako, Mali.]

 Man tried to imitate God by drawing; then we invented the photo. 

Art Sinsabaugh
[Photographer, b. 1924, Irvington, New Jersey, d. 1983, Chicago, Illinois.]

 At some point I became aware of the unbelievable infinite detail on the horizon; this is what drew my attention. So I set about to pursue the distant horizon. 

Cindy Sherman
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 [My work is] maybe about me maybe not wanting to be me and wanting to be all these other characters. Or at least try them on. 

Joachim Schmid
[Photographer and "professional looker", b. 1955, Balingen, Germany, lives in Berlin.]

 No new photographs until all the old ones have been used up. 

Martin Schoeller
[Photographer, b. 1968, Munich, Germany, lives in New York.]

 I think all photographs lie. They capture such a small amount of a person’s personality, if they capture anything. 

W.G Sebald
[Writer, b. 1944, Bavaria, Germany, d. 2001, East Anglia, England.]

 One has the impression that something is stirring inside [photographs]—it is as if one can hear little cries of despair, gémissements de désespoir... as if the photographs themselves had a memory and were remembering us and how we, the surviving, and those who preceded us, once were.