Frank Deford
[Writer, b. 1938, Baltimore, Maryland, d. 2017, Key West, Florida.]

 She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes. 

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

 The absolutely pure snapshot, absolutely unstaged. (Dictum) 

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. 

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

 I really believe in having projects which in fact can’t be carried out, or which are so simple that anyone could work them out. I once made four spots on the map of Holland, without knowing where they were. Then I found out how to get there and went to the place and took a snapshot. Quite stupid. Anybody can do that. 

Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre
[Artist and one of the originators of photography, b. 1787, Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise, France, d. 1851, Bry-sur-Marne, France.]

 I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight. 

Gilles Deleuze
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1925, Paris, d. 1995, Paris.]

 Images exist; things themselves are images... Images constantly act on and react to one another, produce and consume. There is no difference between images, things and movement... 

Denis Donoghue
[Critic, b. 1928, Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland, lives in New York.]

 The camera has an interest in turning history into spectacle, but none in reversing the process. At best, the picture leaves a vague blur in the observer’s mind; strong enough to send him into battle perhaps, but not to have him understand why he is going. 

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

 From today painting is dead. (Attributed, 1839)