John Divola
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles.]

 To photograph is often compared to an act of redemption—to select from an infinite number of choices that which is to be remembered. 

Jacques Derrida
[Philosopher and writer, b. 1930, El Biar, Algeria (then French Algeria), d. 2004, Paris.]

 I absolutely forbade all public photographs of myself. I like photography, I don’t have anything against it, but... 

Max Dupain
[Photographer, b. 1911, Sidney, Australia, d. 1992, Sidney.]

 Photography is a new means of expression in society. In a hundred years it has evolved to a state of being a primary visual force in our lives. (1947) 

David Douglas Duncan
[Photojournalist, b. 1916, Kansas City, Missouri, lives in Mougins, France.]

 I never felt in competition with anybody in war photography. You’re lucky to get your ass in and out again. It’s as simple as that. It’s the easiest photography in the world to shoot somebody who’s been shot up. It doesn’t take a genius. That’s easy. The only thing you need to know is your photography. Get in and if you’re lucky get out. And get as close as you can get. 

Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 I’m self-taught in photography, but it’s easy. People make a bigger deal of it than it actually is. 

Alexandre Dumas
[Writer, b. 1802, Villers-Cotterêts, France, d. 1870, Puys, France.]

 I may mention here, again, the horror I have already expressed elsewhere, á propos of a portrait of myself, which one of the journals have published; I may also add, that I have a horror of photography, and that this horror extends itself to all photographers. (1866) 

Paul Delaroche
[Artist, b. 1797, Paris, d. 1856, Paris.]

 From today painting is dead. (Attributed, 1839) 

Joe Deal
[Photographer, b. 1947, Topeka, Kansas, d. 2010, Providence, Rhode Island.]

 The world is infinitely more interesting than any of my opinions concerning it.