"IF YOU DON'T THINK PHOTOS ARE IMPORTANT, WAIT UNTIL THEY'RE ALL YOU HAVE LEFT"

 --MISSY MWAC

"I love the people I photograph.  I mean, they're my friends.  I've never met most of them or I don't know them at all, yet through my images I live with them"

 

 --Bruce Gilden

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph"

--Matt Hardy

"A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it.  It is...  in a word...  Effective"

--Irving Penn

"There are always two people in every picture:  The photographer and the viewer"

--Ansel Adams

"The best thing about a picture is that it never changes...  even when people do"

 --Andy Warhol

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still"

 

---Annie Leibovitz

"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like.  It's another thing to make a portrait of who they are"

--Paul Caponigro

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured forever...  It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything"

--Dorthea Lange

"Photography for me is not looking.  It's feeling.  If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture"

--Don McCullin