All photos are accurate.  None of them is the truth.  

Richard Avedon



I have to say that the position of ‘straight’ photography in the art world reminds me of the parable of an isolated community who grew up eating potatoes all their life, and when presented with an apple, thought it unreasonable and useless, because it didn’t taste like a potato.

Paul Graham


Photography is a system of visual editing. At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding with a frame a portion of one's cone of vision, while standing in the right place at the right time.
John Szarkowski



A photograph is an illusion of a literal description. That's what a photograph is. Nothing else. 

Garry Winogrand