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. 

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. 

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

 In fact, what are the results of photography? I have already mentioned the merit, that of disfiguring the human race, already ugly enough as it is. Then, of producing a class of false artists, composed in general of those who had not the ability to become painters; they make themselves photographers. (1866) 

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. 

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

 When do I see a photograph, when a reflection? 

Bruce Davidson
[Photographer, b. 1933, Oak Park, Illinois, lives in New York.]

 I’ve had the privilege of being an outsider allowed on the inside, searching for beauty, meaning and myself. 

André Derain
[Artist, b. 1880, Chatou, France, d. 1954, Chambourcy, France.]

 It was the era of photography. This may have influenced us, and played a part in our reaction against anything resembling a snapshot of life. (On the year 1905) 

E. L. Doctorow
[Writer, b. 1931, New York, lives in New York.]

 I worry about images. Images are what things mean.