“I don’t want it going out of the darkroom unless I’m happy with it, you know? I don’t want to give people work that’s not up to my standards, and my standards are high. I’m tough on myself, I think I overdo it.” —Pablo Inirio (GUP Magazine)
"I don't think now it's a question of documenting the world as it is, because basically we know how it is. [...]The point is not just to document, it's the way you document and the interactive process you develop between you and the world." —Patrick Zachmann (Eyes in Progress)
“Why should art always be so silent, always be so meek in its desire to change the world…? I think it’s a disaster to leave it so that the only people trying to change existence are large corporations and bigoted polemical groups."
—Alain de Botton (TEDxAmsterdam)
“The museum is clearly not a perfect environment to enjoy the deeper meanings of the art it collects. It is like a filing cabinet which holds love letters. We are grateful to the cabinet, but we know the love letters were not made to be read or held in such circumstances.” —Alain de Botton (TEDxAmsterdam)
“You still have to work and struggle. Effort and reward—they’re all intertwined. You can’t really look at struggle as necessarily a negative thing. Or work. The word ‘work’ can seem kind of like drudgery, but you can’t look at it like that.” —Steve McCurry (GUP Magazine)