Imogen Cunningham
[Photographer, b. 1883, Portland, d. 1976, San Francisco.]

 The imaginative photographer is always dreaming and trying to record his dream. 

André Kertész
[Photographer, b. 1894, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1985, New York.]

 I am not a surrealist. I am only a realist. All this group—surrealists—use my name. No, no, I am realist. 

Salvador Dali (Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, Marquis of Pubol)
[Artist, b. 1904, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain, d. 1989, Figueres, Spain.]

 Photographic fantasy: more agile and faster in discoveries than murky subconscious processes! 

E.E. Cummings
[Poet and author, b. 1894, Cambridge, Massachusetts, d. 1962, North Conway, New Hampshire.]

 …i kept
remembering how your mind looked when it slept
for several years, to wake up asking why.
So then you turned into a photograph
of somebody who’s trying not to laugh
at somebody who’s trying not to cry  
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