David Goldblatt
[Photographer, b. 1930, Randfontein, South Africa, d. 2018, Johannesburg.]

 In an obvious sense, photographers, by virtue of being there and ‘recording’ the scene, are witnesses and their work becomes evidence in an almost forensic sense. 

Vicki Goldberg
[Critic and writer, St. Louis, Missouri, lives in New York.]

 When photography was invented, people had to make room in their minds for the idea that the dead would always be visible. 

Bruce Gilden
[Photographer, b. 1946, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 I always said it kept me alive—photography—because it did. It was my catharsis. 

Woody Guthrie
[Singer-songwriter, b. 1912, Okemah, Oklahoma, d. 1967, New York.]

 If you walk across my camera I will flash the world your story. 

Katy Grannan
[Photographer, b. 1969, Arlington, Virginia, lives in Berkeley, California.]

 I’ve always thought the family album is really a fiction. This was my first realization that photographs lie. 

Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
[Political leader and thinker, b. 1869, Porbandar, Gujarat, India, d. 1948, New Delhi, India.]

 I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. 

Jim Goldberg
[Photographer, b. 1953, New Haven, Connecticut, lives in San Francisco.]

 [A photograph] is a part of the evidence. I’m not saying it’s the truth—it’s part of the evidence. 

Dennis Grady
[lives in South Pomfret, Vermont.]

 How fitting it must have seemed to the victims of that process—the natives of North America, whose idea of “vision” is as spiritual as it is physical—when the white man produced from his baggage a box that had the power to transcribe the world onto a flat paper plane. Here was a machine that could make of this landscape a surface; of this territory, a map; of this man, this woman, this living child, a framed, hand-held, negotiable object to be looked at, traded, possessed; the perfect tool for the work of the “wasi’chu,” the greedy one who takes the fat.