Maurizio Cattelan
[Artist, b. 1960, Padova, Italy, lives in New York.]

 I do not know exactly why, but it seems to me that images do not belong to anybody but are instead there, at the disposal of all. 

Raymond Carver
[Writer, b. 1938, Clatskanie, Oregon, d. 1988, Port Angeles, Washington.]

 You want this picture or not? 

Teju Cole
[Writer and photographer, b. 1975, Kalamazoo, Michigan, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]

 Images make us think of other images. Photographs remind us of other photographs, and perhaps only the earliest photographs had a chance to evade this fate. 

E.E. Cummings
[Poet and author, b. 1894, Cambridge, Massachusetts, d. 1962, North Conway, New Hampshire.]

 …i kept
remembering how your mind looked when it slept
for several years, to wake up asking why.
So then you turned into a photograph
of somebody who’s trying not to laugh
at somebody who’s trying not to cry  

Jane Welsh Carlyle
[Writer, b. 1801, Haddington, Scotland, d. 1866, London, England.]

 Blessed be the inventor of photography! I set him above even the inventor of chloroform! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has cast up in my time or is like to—this art by which even the poor can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones. And mustn’t it be acting favourably on the morality of the country? (1859) 

Bill Cunningham
[Fashion photographer, b. 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, d. 2016, New York.]

 You’ve got to stay on the street and let the street tell you what is. There are no shortcuts, believe me. 

Julio Cortázar
[Writer, b. 1914, Brussels, Belgium, d. 1984, Paris, France.]

 ...to be only the lens of my camera, something fixed, rigid, incapable of intervention. 

Stanley Cavell
[Philosopher, b. 1926, Atlanta, Georgia, lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.]

 The development of fast film allowed the subjects of our photographs to be caught unawares, beyond our or their control. But they are nevertheless caught; the camera holds the last lanyard of control we would forgo.