Ken Domon
[Photographer, b. 1909, Sakata, Japan, d. 1990, Tokyo.]

 The absolutely pure snapshot, absolutely unstaged. (Dictum) 

Marcel Duchamp
[Artist, b. 1887, Blainville, France, d. 1968, Neilly-sur-Seine, France.]

 It’s the viewer that makes the work. 

Salvador Dali (Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, Marquis of Pubol)
[Artist, b. 1904, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, d. 1989, Figueres, Spain.]

 Nothing proves the truth of surrealism so much as photography. The Zeiss lens has unexpected faculties of surprise! 

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. 

Louise Georgina Daguerre (né Arrowsmith)
[Wife of Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, b. 1810, d. 1857.]

 He is always at thought; he cannot sleep at night for it. I am afraid he is out of his mind; do you, as a man of science, think it can every be done, or is he mad? (1827, to chemist J.B. Dumas on her husband’s efforts to invent photography.) 

Roy DeCarava
[Photographer, b. 1919, New York, d. 2009, Brooklyn, New York.]

 A photograph is a photograph, a picture, an image, an illusion complete within itself, depending neither on words, reproductive processes or anything else for its life, its reason for being. 

Guy Debord
[Writer and theorist, b. 1931, Paris, d. 1994, Champot, Upper Loire, France.]

 Where the real world changes into simple images, the simple images become real beings and effective motivations of hypnotic behavior. 

Jan Dibbets
[Artist, b. 1941, Weert, The Netherlands, lives in Amsterdam.]

 The documentation about the work isn’t of real importance to me either. I’ve done lots of works without taking photographs.