Ralph Steiner
[Photographer, b. 1899, Cleveland, Ohio, d. 1986, Hanover, New Hampshire.]

 By showing a picture, you’re showing an x-ray of your heart. 

Stephen Spender
[Writer, poet, and critic, b. 1909, London, England, d. 1995, London.]

 Dead friend, this picture proves there was an instant
When—mirror of midday—you sent
Shadow and light from living flesh into
The sensitive dark instrument. 

Arthur Schopenhauer
[Philosopher, b. 1788, Danzig, Poland, d. 1860, Frankfurt, Germany.]

 Every man takes the limit of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. 

Raghubir Singh
[Photographer, b. 1942, Jaipur, Punjab, India, d. 1999, New York.]

 Taking pictures is like panning for gold. You do it again and again, and sometimes you find a nugget. 

Andres Serrano
[Artist, b. 1950, New York, lives in New York.]

 There’s nothing wrong with provocative art work: I even look forward to the day when I can take pictures which will disturb even me. 

Erich Salomon
[Photographer, b. 1886, Berlin, Germany, d. 1944, Auschwitz, Poland.]

 The work of a press photographer who wants to be more than a journeyman is a continual struggle for his picture. Just as the hunter is obsessed by his passion for hunting, so the photographer is obsessed by the one photo he has his heart set on. It is a continual battle. (1931) 

Frederick Sommer
[Photographer, b. 1905, Angri, Italy, d. 1999, Prescott, Arizona.]

 My [photographs] are not pure: they are a seething wealth of imperfection. 

Hiroshi Sugimoto
[Photographer, b. 1948, Tokyo, lives in New York.]

 If I already have a vision, my work is almost done. The rest is a technical problem.