Sid Grossman
[Photographer, b. 1913, New York, d. 1955, Provincetown, Massachusetts.]

 The function of the photographer is to help people understand the world around them. 

Laura Gilpin
[Photographer, b. 1891, Austin Bluffs, Colorado, d. 1979, Santa Fe, New Mexico.]

 Every great work of art is fundamentally a fine design in its arrangement of light and dark, of line and form. All of us are sensitive to this, some of [us] consciously, some unconsciously. The photographer can arrange his picture just as the painter does, only sometimes he must go about it in a different way. (1928) 

Bill Gates
[Businessman, b. 1955, Seattle, Washington, lives in Medina, Washington.]

 If you’re a guest [at my $113 million house], you’ll be able to call up on screens throughout the house almost any image you like—presidential portraits, reproductions of High Renaissance paintings, pictures of sunsets, airplanes, skiers in the Andes, a rare French stamp, the Beatles in 1965. 

Andy Grundberg
[Critic, curator, and educator, lives in Washington, D.C.]

 ...truth-telling may be an ethic, adopted by photojournalists as a behavior, but experience shows us that it is not embedded in the medium like silver salts in film. 

Ralph Gibson
[Photographer, b. 1939, Los Angeles, California, lives in New York.]

 I embrace the abstract in photography and exist on a few bits of order extracted from the chaos of reality. 

Luigi Ghirri
[Photographer, b. 1943, Scandiano, Italy, d. 1992, Reggio Emilia, Italy.]

 Certain maniacal aspects seem dangerous to me: photography as the aphasia of seeing, the antechamber for the anaesthetization of the glance, the need to be original and creative at all costs, the desperate search for the new and for a trademark… 

Paul Graham
[Photographer, b. 1956, Stafford, England, lives in New York.]

 The problem is that the term “documentary” is used to describe nearly every photographer who works from life-as-it-is. If someone makes food with vegetables from their garden, are they doing documentary cooking? 

Günter Grass
[Writer, b. 1927, Danzig, Germany (now Gdansk, Poland), d. 2015, Lübeck, Germany.]

 [To be an artist,] this desire to conquer all with images.