Artists and Writers on Photography

These are the most interesting quotes I found from artists, writers, film makers, journalists, designers, art-critics, actors and philosophers on the subject of photography.  As with the photographers, I allowed myself only one quote for each.  Same express pro-photography views, whilst others are decidedly opposed to the medium.  Either way, they make interesting reading.

Brigitte Bardot – Actress, singer, fashion model & animal rights activist

 William S. Burroughs – Novelist, satirist, essayist, painter, & spoken word performer

“There is in fact something obscene and sinister about photography, a desire to imprison, to incorporate, a sexual intensity of pursuit.”

Mahatma Gandhi – Leader of the Indian independence movement

“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”

“The camera will never compete with the brush and palette until such time as photography can be taken to Heaven or Hell.”


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