Judy Dater
[Photographer, b. 1941, Hollywood, lives in San Francisco.]

 I want to show people as they are, not glorified, no shame—fat, bulges, wrinkles and all. I want the work to be disturbing, unsettling, provocative, challenging, and thought provoking. 

Philip K. Dick
[Writer, b. 1928, Chicago, Illinois, d. 1982, Santa Ana, California.]

 When do I see a photograph, when a reflection? 

Alphonse de Lamartine
[Writer, poet, and politician, b. 1790, Mâcon, France, d. 1869, Paris.]

 It is because of the servility of photography that I am fundamentally contemptuous of this chance invention which will never be an art but which plagiarizes nature by means of optics. (1848) 

Joan Didion
[Writer, b. 1934, Sacramento, California, lives in New York.]

 ...[t]o shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed. 

Arthur Conan Doyle
[Writer, b. 1859, Edinburgh, Scotland, d. 1930, Crowborough, East Sussex, England.]

 Alas! How few they are! Four photographic mediums do I know in all Britain, with about twelve physical phenomena mediums and as many really reliable clairvoyants. 

Nell Dorr
[Photographer, b. 1895, Cleveland, Ohio, d. 1988, Washington, Connecticut.]

 The medium of photography adapts itself to whoever you are. 

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

 From today painting is dead. (Attributed, 1839) 

George Davison
[Photographer, b. 1854, Lowestoft, England, d. 1930, Antibes, France.]

 ...given a subject with really strong poetic possibilities in it, sharpness and detail will go a long way to render it commonplace. (1889)