Ernest Cole (Ernest Levi Tsoloane Kole)
[Photographer, chronicler of Apartheid, b. 1940, Eersterust, South Africa, d. 1990, New York.]

 In my observation of the Black man’s life in South Africa as presented in House of Bondage, my personal attitude was committed to exposing the evils of South Africa. 

Chuck Close
[Artist, b. 1940, Monroe, Washington, lives in New York.]

 From my point of view, photography never got any better than it was in 1840. 

Marcus Tullius Cicero
[Statesman, orator, writer, b. 106 BC, Arpinum, Roman Empire, d. 43 BC, Rome.]

 The eyes, like sentinels, hold the highest place in the body. [Oculi, tanquam, speculatores, altissimum locum obtinent.] 

R. Crumb
[Cartoonist, b. 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lives in Sauve, France.]

 I couldn’t find any good pictures in magazines of ordinary modern street corners in America, so I persuaded this guy I knew in Sacramento — Stanley Something-or-other — to spend a day with me driving around just to take snapshots. 

Walter Chappell
[Photographer, b. 1925, Portland, Oregon, d. 2000, El Rito, New Mexico.]

 To me, the great expedient is camera vision: the sensitive use of my own eyes under the higher vision of an understanding and intuition based on my own knowledge of a relationship to reality. 

Will Connell
[Photographer, b. 1898, d. 1961, Los Angeles.]

 Photography is a language, a powerful modern method of talking to people; the camera is merely the tool that makes this communication possible. 

Hart Crane
[Poet and writer, b. 1899, Garrettsville, Ohio, d. 1932, ocean off the Florida coast.]

 The eerie speed of the shutter is more adequate than the human eye to remember, catching even the transition of the mist-mote into the cloud, the though that is jetted from the eye to leave it instantly forever. Speed is at the bottom of it all—the hundredth of a second caught so precisely that the motion is continued from the picture infinitely: the moment made eternal. 

Cornell Capa (Kornél Friedmann)
[Writer and photographer, b. 1918, Budapest, Hungary, d. 2008, New York.]

 The idea that any photography can’t be personal is madness! ... I see something; it goes through my eye, heart, guts; I choose the subject. What could be more personal than that?