Pieter Hugo
[Photographer, b. 1976, Johannesburg, South Africa, lives in Cape Town.]

 Photographs are like children, they grow, go about the world and no longer belong to you. 

Richard Misrach
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in San Francisco.]

 I love the fact that a photograph is always open to interpretation—there is no fixed meaning. 

Lewis Baltz
[Photographer, b. 1945, Newport Beach, California, d. 2014, Paris.]

 Photographs no longer provoke a meditation upon external phenomena, but on the conditions of their own existence. 

Susan Sontag
[Writer, theorist, and critic, b. 1933, New York, d. 2004, New York.]

 All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. 

Sally Mann
[Photographer, b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia, lives in Lexington.]

 Each good picture always holds despair within it, for it raises the ante for the ones that follow. 

Jorge Luis Borges
[Writer, poet, and librarian, b. 1899, Buenos Aires, Argentina, d. 1986, Geneva, Switzerland.]

 Image is sorcery. 

Wright Morris
[Writer and photographer, b. 1910, Central City, Nebraska, d. 1998, Mill Valley, California.]

 In the anonymous photograph, the loss of the photographer often proves to be a gain. We see only the photograph. 

John Berger
[Writer and critic, b. 1926, London, d. 2017, Paris.]

 A photograph is a meeting place where the interests of the photographer, the photographed, the viewer and those who are using the photograph are often contradictory. These contradictions both hide and increase the natural ambiguity of the photographic image. 
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