Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell - Kim Edwards

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film - Robert Adams

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art - Ambrose Bierce

When you photograph a face... you photograph the soul behind it - Jean-Luc Godard

Photography is the dominant and fascinating and only folk art of the twentieth century - Sir John Rothenstein

If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up – Garry Winogrand

We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us - Ralph Hattersley

With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will - Ernst Haas

Fortune favours those who work the hardest - Michael Kenna

If you keep your cool, you'll get everything - Elliott Erwitt

It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy – Elliott Erwitt

To me, a photograph means the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the meaning of an event on the one hand and the exact arrangement of the visually perceived forms expressing that event on the other - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness - W Eugene Smith

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts – Garry Winogrand

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

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? - Edward Weston

Photography is the story I fail to put into words — Destin Sparks

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated - August Sander

Fortune favours those who work the hardest - Michael Kenna

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