• "To communicate requires that those who view the work also understand. Fortunately, people respond to visual stimulus on more than one level. Abstraction, for instance, has always played a big role in artistic expression, and it is becoming more accepted in photographs. There's nothing new about abstraction in painting, but for some reason people respect painting more than photography. This might be because photographs are so widely used by the media in this culture that they are regarded as mere ephemera you look at a photograph once and then turn the page." - Ralph Gibson
  • "The ultimate photgraphic camera will imprint a scene directly into a person's memory." - Anonymous


  • "I was thinking of the word Surrealistic . . . I don't think it should be used exclusively with my photographs. The meaning is close but I think my tendencies are more toward the whimsical or absurd. Surrealism is more connected with morbidity. From that I am very far away." - Eva Fuka


  • "Somebody said recently that the best thing a student could do was to get in some shows and publish a book, but nothing about becoming a human being, nothing about having important feelings or concepts of humanity. That's the sort of thing that is bad education. I'd say be a human being first and if you happen to wind up using photography, that's good for photography." - Henry Holmes Smith


  • "I think of myself as an explorer who has spent his life on a long voyage of discovery." - Paul Strand


  • "Your equipment does not matter as long as you are comfortable with it. Comfortable is an important word, It is the opposite of self-conscious." - Anonymous


  • "It's not what you put in to the camera, It's what you put into the camera." - David L. Rayfield


  • "The camera cannot lie. It cannot lie because it prints directly." - Bartholomae


  • "The camera always points both ways. In expressing your subject, you also express yourself." - Freeman Patterson


  • "Take off the lens cap, stupid." - Anonymous


  • "My work is done. Why wait?" - George Eastman


  • "I have gradually confused photography with life." - Jerry Uelsmann


  • "Love and Creativity comes from one's soul. Creativity makes u Lovable. Lovable persons are Creative. If u want to be Creative, Love someone. Be Lovable and Creative. Love and Creativity goes together." - Lakshman Iyer


  • "Good work well done will raise the status of the photographic art as well as that of the photographer." - H. Baden Pritchard


  • "It is important to have the right equipment for the purpose at hand and which is compatible with your own personality. It is possible to insert a screw with a hammer but the job is a lot more efficient with a screwdriver, preferably a power-driver!" - David Hurn


  • "Pictures can live in one's memory. That's why they are important." - Jesse Jackson