If a more or less random snapshot is like an infinitely fine scale that has been scratched from the surface of reality with the tip of a finger, then in comparision the photoseries or photomontage lets us experience the extended massiveness of reality, its authentic meaning. We build systematically. We must also photograph systematically. Sequence and long-term photographic observation–that is the method. – Segei Tretyakov – in 1931

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. – Ansel Adams