Eugene Richards
[Photographer, b. 1944, Dorchester, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]

 I’m often uncomfortable taking pictures, especially if people are grieving, or hurt, or hungry. At such times I have to remind myself that I’m a photographer and that this is my job. 

William Klein
[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, lives in Paris.]

 I have always done the opposite of what I was trained to do... Having little technical background, I became a photographer. Adopting a machine, I do my utmost to make it malfunction. For me, to make a photograph is to make an anti-photograph. 

Helmut Newton
[Photographer, b. 1920, Berlin, d. 2004, Los Angeles.]

 I was a contributor for Playboy for about twenty years. My work was even too risky for Playboy. They asked me—“Please do something for us, but nothing as kinky as what you do for French Vogue.” 

Sean Penn
[Actor, b. 1960, Burbank, California, lives in Los Angeles.]

 I still think photographers should be lashed out at. They should be put in a cage where you can poke them with a stick for a quarter. But not in a hostile way, just for giggles. They really are on the attack against mankind; it’s a disease. They should be helped somewhere. But I’d still like to poke them with a stick. 
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