Diane Arbus

DIANE ARBUS

"I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.

"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.

"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."

Robert Frank

ROBERT FRANK

"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

"There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph."