Peter Conrad
[Critic, b. 1948, Hobart, Tasmania, lives in Oxford, England.]

 The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and prised open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again. 

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. 

Anderson Cooper
[Television news personality, b. 1967, New York, lives in New York.]

 I heard that Elton John sold me at auction recently, and I was a little offended at that frankly. (On his portrait as a dead-looking infant—“A very young baby, N.Y.C., 1968” —by Diane Arbus.) 

Naomi Campbell
[Model and actress, b. 1970, Streatham, South London, England, lives in New York.]

 I trust pictures, but no pictures made in my world—because I know what goes on. 

Crazy Horse (Tasunka Witko)
[Leader of the Oglala Sioux, b. 1849, Lakota lands, d. 1877, Fort Robinson, Nebraska.]

 My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.) 

Imogen Cunningham
[Photographer, b. 1883, Portland, d. 1976, San Francisco.]

 The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet. 

Van Deren Coke
[Photographer, writer, and historian, b. 1921, Lexington, Kentucky, d. 2004, Albuquerque, New Mexico.]

 Artists are interested in pictures as sources of ideas for their work. Where the pictures come from and how they are made is of little concern to them. 

Italo Calvino
[Writer, b. 1923, Santiago de la Vegas, Cuba, d. 1985, Siena, Italy.]

 Photography has a meaning only if it exhausts all possible images.