New York City, 1962 by Lee Friedlander

I suspect it is for one’s self-interest that one looks at one’s surroundings and one’s self. This search is personally born and is indeed my reason and motive for making photographs.
Lee Friedlander

Mexican Border, Wall Painting, 1978 by Alex Webb

For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner.
Alex Webb

Beauty Contest, Southport, 1967 by Tony Ray-Jones

Photography for me is an exciting and personal way of reacting to and commenting on one’s environment and I feel that it is perhaps a great pity that more people don’t consider it as a medium of self-expression instead of selling themselves to the commercial world of journalism and advertising.
Tony Ray-Jones [Creative Camera October 1968]

Rue principale de Corleone, Sicile, 1959 by Sergio Larrain

A good picture is born from a state of grace. Grace becomes manifest when one is freed from conventions, free as a child in his first discovery of reality. The game is then to organize the triangle.
Sergio Larrain

Englishmen read “Sunday Dispatch” in the Subway, 1935 by Erich Salomon

…as in hunting, [the photographer] gets his game only if he has an obsession for the chase.
Erich Salomon