Maggie Steber
[Photographer, b. 1949, born in Electra, Texas, lives in Miami, Florida.]

 Nothing is ever going to describe in words what your mother looked like at twenty when the moonlight just fell on her face in such a way. Only a picture can show you that. 

André Breton
[Artist, writer, editor, and critic, b. 1896, Tinchebray, France, d. 1966, Paris, France.]

 I am sorry not to be able to reproduce, among the illustrations to this text, a photograph of a very handsome locomotive after it had been abandoned for many years to the delirium of a virgin forest. 

Robert Frank
[Photographer and filmmaker, b. 1924, Zürich, Switzerland, lives in Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, and New York.]

 You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer’s picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamour—no matter what you do, and how you twist it. 

Clement Greenberg
[Critic, b. 1909, New York, d. 1994, New York.]

 [Edward] Hopper’s painting is essentially photography, and it is literary in the way that the best photography is. Like Walker Evans’s and Weegee’s art, it triumphs over the inadequacies of the physical medium. (1946) 

Candida Höfer
[Photographer, b. 1944, Eberswalde, Germany, lives in Cologne, Germany.]

 I do my work. My work is my statement. Generally, I think, there is too much interest in what an artist has to say. Or what she or he looks like, instead of what she or he does. 

Jean Baudrillard
[Writer and theorist, b. 1929, Reims, France, d. 2007, Paris.]

 I know a little about photography... but not very much. I came to it as a diversion or a hobby and yet at the same time, it was also something serious, in the sense that it offered an alternative to writing—it was a completely different activity which came from elsewhere and had no connection with writing. 
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