David Douglas Duncan
[Photojournalist, b. 1916, Kansas City, Missouri, lives in Mougins, France.]

 My objective always is to stay as close as possible and shoot the pictures as if through the eyes of the infantryman, the Marine, or the pilot. I wanted to give the reader something of the visual perspective and feeling of the guy under fire, his apprehensions and sufferings, his tensions and releases, his behavior in the presence of threatening death. 

Gerhard Richter
[Artist, b. 1932, Dresden, lives in Düsseldorf.]

 I have taken an interest in photography because it illustrates reality so well. 

Victor Burgin
[Artist and writer, b. 1941, Sheffield, England, lives in London.]

 Even a photograph which has no actual writing on or around it is traversed by language when it is “read” by a viewer (for example, an image which is predominantly dark in tone carries all the weight of signification that darkness has been given in social use...) 

Yve Lomax
[Artist and theorist, b. 1952, Dorset, lives in London.]

 I pick up a photographic image. I hold it with one hand, with the other hand I run my fingers around the edge. The border, the frame, appears complete. A perfect rectangle. I ask myself: if I tear this image or cut into and remove part of it, will its seeming completeness be broken, and broken, will this draw attention towards the way in which images and representations frame the world, frame us? 

Cecil Beaton
[Photographer, b. 1904, London, d. 1980, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Great Britain.]

 Mrs Woolf’s complaint should be addressed to her creator, who made her, rather than me. 

Henry James
[Writer, b. 1843, New York, d. 1916, Rye, England.]

 Every good story is of course both a picture and an idea, and the more they are interfused the better the problem is solved. 

Edmundo Desnoes
[Writer, b. 1930, Havana, Cuba, lives in New York.]

 The Latin American photographer has the possibility, and the means, for naming the things of our world, for demonstrating that there is another kind of beauty, that the faces of the First World are not the only ones. These Indian, black, plundered white and mestizo faces are the first element defining the demographic content of our photography. 

Annie Leibovitz
[Photographer, b. 1949, Westbury, Connecticut, lives in New York.]

 I don’t mind doing something obvious. I’m not looking for the ultimate image, the ultimate essence of someone. The chances of that happening are far and few between. 
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