“I was attracted to photography because it was technical, full of gadgets, and I was obsessed with science. But […]

Adam Fuss

“A photocopier is a camera in its own right. I was fortunate to grow up in the time and culture […]

Wolfgang Tillmans

“Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the […]

Martin Parr

“Working with existing pictures, like I do, you constantly think about the flood of images we are subjected to and […]

Thomas Demand

  “The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true. I would […]

Diane Arbus

“I suspect it is for one’s self-interest that one looks at one’s surroundings and one’s self. This search is personally […]

Lee Friedlander

  “Pop Art should be pop­u­lar, tran­sient, expend­able, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gim­micky, glam­orous, and big business.”  Richard Hamilton   […]

Richard Hamilton

“You have a lifetime to learn technique. But I can teach you what is more important than technique, how to […]

Garry Winogrand

“Whether you are Minor White or Robert Frank, almost every photograph starts with an act of pure description—a window. But […]

Alec Soth

“To do justice to modern technology’s rigid linear structure, to the lofty gridwork of cranes and bridges, to the dynamism […]

Albert R-Patzsch

“I photograph in public and semi-public spaces that date from various epochs. These are spaces accessible to everyone. They are […]

Candida Hofer

“I started to concentrate more upon how the viewer looks at photographs… I would insert my own text or my […]

Lorna Simpson

“If you think about how we look at pictures, how we look at the composition, how our eye travels through […]

Hannah Starkey

  “The terror of security resides in the mental space between acceptance and denial, preparedness and ignorance, control and disorder. […]

Sarah Pickering

“I strive to translate something personal into the universal. I’m mostly inspired by my surroundings – people and places – […]

Natasha Caruana

“I always felt that when I was photographing, I had a psychic need to see this, to photograph this. And […]

Larry Clark

“It’s not my intention to shock, to offend, sensationalise, be political or whatever; only to make work that is as […]

Richard Billingham

“I like to make people a little uncomfortable. It encourages them to examine who they are and why they think […]

Sally Mann

“There is a popular notion that the photographer is by nature a voyeur, the last one to be invited to […]

Nan Goldin

  “What I love about photography is you set up in an environment or you choose a story to pursue, […]

Chloe Dewe Mathews

“You can’t expect to take a definitive image in half an hour. It takes days, often years.And in fact I […]

Fay Godwin

“I believe that there’s also a certain form of abstraction in my early landscapes: for example, I often show human […]

Andreas Gursky

“Every photograph is a fiction with pretensions to truth. Despite everything that we have been inculcated, all that we believe, […]

Joan Fontcuberta

“If you ever make anything too literal you might as well forget it. It loses everything.” (Gillian wearing)    

Gillian Wearing

“Documentary photography has amassed mountains of evidence. And yet… the genre has simultaneously contributed much to spectacle, to retinal excitation, […]

Allan Sekula

“You come to the photograph as an aesthetic object with no context… Then you step in and read the text […]

Taryn Simon

“…when it comes down to making work that really sings, I don’t know if I can teach any of it. […]

Larry Sultan

“I traveled for seven years, and when I came back home I was completely lost. I didn’t know what to […]

Sophie Calle

“The question at hand is the danger posed to truth by computer-manipulated photographic imagery. How do we approach this question […]

Martha Rosler

“I want to show the event at the very moment it takes place…. My body must be anchored to the […]

Luc Delahaye

“Okay, so how do I make sense of that never ending flow, the fog that covers life here and now? […]

Paul Graham

“Photographs are still always depictions, it’s just that for my generation the model for the photograph is probably not reality […]

Thomas Ruff

“The question if this is a work of art or not is not very interesting for us. Probably it is […]


“All I can say about the work I try to do, is that the aesthetic is in reality itself.” (Helen […]

Helen Levitt

“I like to be flexible in the way I take pictures. I do not use a tripod, and I move […]

Beat Streuli

“There’s a reductiveness to photography, of course—in the framing of reality and the exclusion of chunks of it (the rest […]

Philip Lorca diCorcia

  “I believe that street photography is central to the issue of photography—that it is purely photographic, whereas the other […]

Joel Meyerowitz

“Photography for me is an exciting and personal way of reacting to and commenting on one’s environment and I feel […]

Tony Ray-Jones

“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But […]

Robert Frank

“We are always struggling with time: whatever has gone has gone forever. The time element is the key to photography. […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“For more than twenty years by my own work and personal initiative, I have gathered from all the old streets […]

Eugene Atget

“It is now necessary to explain at once the value and the danger of light in photography. The image must, […]

John Thomson

  “My motivation isn’t to make you feel or to care – it’s to make you think.”  Mishka Henner   […]

Mishka Henner

“My choice of Street View both celebrates Google’s technologies and critiques the culture and consciousness it reflects. Initially I was […]

Jon Rafman

“I started taking photographs when I was thirteen or fourteen years old. I lived in America and my parents gave […]

Michael Wolf

“I was interested in photographing America in the same context, with the same poetry and power, that has been done […]

Doug Rickard

  “Women are stepping up…slowly…and we are starting to take up space and reinterpret the street genre. As the numbers […]

Sally Davies

  “Think about other things, then come back to photography.” Nicholas Muellner

Nicholas Muellner

  “Some of the people who are now manipulating photos, such as Andreas Gursky, make the argument – rightly – […]

Joel Sternfeld

“I have been nourished by images since before I can remember”  Corinne Vionnet                 […]

Corinne Vionnet

  “My interest would be mainly in the reception of the selfie. Since I did a lot of my research […]

Willem Popelier

 “Pictures are not still anymore…they’re constantly moving and forever changing.”  Penelope Umbrico            

Penelope Umbrico

“There are a lot of things that got me into working with photos. The main thing is that I saw […]

John Heartfield

“I think that the exactitude of the photograph has a sort of compelling nature based in its power to duplicate […]

Barbara Kruger

“Instead of taking photographs of trees or nudes, I take photographs of photographs. I choose pictures that manifest the desire […]

Sherrie Levine

“Of course, the camera is a far more objective and trustworthy witness than a human being. We know that a […]

Hannah Hoch

  “I was quite struck by the relationship between the Russians and their geography, and it started me thinking about […]

Simon Roberts

  “I was approached by Bradford Museum and Galleries to respond to their Natural Sciences Collections which is quite huge […]

Liza Dracup

“For me it is essential to understand that everyone is alone. Not in the sense of loneliness, but rather in […]

Rineke Dijkstra

“The girl on the Space Hopper! I took that in 1970. She flashed by me in a moment, bounded into […]

Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen

  “… it’s as if the Black experience is only lived within an urban environment: I thought I liked the […]

Ingrid Pollard

“I am careful with my photographic technique, process all my own films, do my own printing. I enjoy doing these […]

John Davies

Peter Kennard is an artist that uses photomontage to highlight political points about-among other things nuclear disarmament, Iraq war. His […]

Peter Kennard

“What a landscape photographer traditionally tries to do is show what is past, present, and future at once. You want […]

Robert Adams

“To see something spectacular and recognise it as a photographic possibility is not making a very big leap. But to […]

Stephen Shore

“I was living in Monterey, a place where the classic photographers—the Westons, Wynn Bullock and Ansel Adams—came for a privileged […]

Lewis Baltz

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” (Ansel […]

Ansel Adams

Edward Ruscha is an American born artist. He works in drawing, painting and photography. His works look at American life […]

Edward Ruscha

“We come from the nature and we have to understand what it is, because we are connected to it and […]

Edward Burtynsky

“I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject […]

Berenice Abbott

  “A lot of people in the art world hate to use the word “Photoshop” like it’s cheating or easy […]

Idris Khan

  “Advertising images aren’t associated with an author. It’s as if their presence were complete—classical in fact. They are too […]

Richard Prince

“I don’t have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It’s not […]

William Eggleston

“It’s not that I have a new intention or idea for every single image. These 20 years of work are […]

Frank Thiel

George Georgiou   Last Stop, a double-sided concertina book exploring London’s diversity. Photographed through the windows of its double decker […]

George Georgiou

  “If I knew what the picture was going to be like I wouldn’t make it. It was almost like […]

Cindy Sherman

“All photography is Pop, and all photographers are crazy… they feel guilty since they don’t have to do very much—just […]

Andy Warhol