"I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing."
- Harry Callahan
"It is a nostalgic time right now, and photographs actively promote nostalgia. Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being photographed, touched with pathos. An ugly or grotesque subject may be moving because it has been dignified by the attention of the photographer. A beautiful subject can be the object of rueful feelings, because it has aged or decayed or no longer exists. All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt."
- Susan Sontag
"When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls."
- Ted Grant