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Martin Parr

RUSSIA. Moscow. The Millionaire Fair. The Millionaire Fair at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. From 'Luxury'.2007. By Martin Parr
RUSSIA. Moscow. The Millionaire Fair. The Millionaire Fair at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. From ‘Luxury’.2007. By Martin Parr

With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist. ”
Martin Parr

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Sebastiao Salgado

05-1-450/43. Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel. At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean’s constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula. January and February 2005.
05-1-450/43. Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel. At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean’s constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula. January and February 2005. By Sebastiao Selgado.

“I looked through a lens and ended up abandoning everything else.”
– Sebastiao Salgado (born February 8, 1944)

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Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002 by Alec Soth
Charles, Vasa, Minnesota, 2002 by Alec Soth

“If you want to be a creative person, then you’re gonna have to be creative in how you put your career together. There isn’t a path. Part of the creativity is making your path.”
Alec Soth (born 1969 – present)

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Rat and Mike with a Gun by Mary Ellen Mark
Rat and Mike with a Gun by Mary Ellen Mark

“It’s just a matter of who you are and how you talk to people. Your subjects will trust you only if you’re confident about what you’re doing. It really bothers me when photographers first approach a subject without a camera, try to establish a personal relationship, and only then get out their cameras. It’s deceptive. I think you should just show up with a camera, to make your intentions clear. People will either accept you or they won’t.”

Mary Ellen Mark

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Tilda Swinton by Dan Winters
Tilda Swinton by Dan Winters

“One’s visual language is not something that manifests overnight. It develops organically over a life-time. The shifts can be so subtle as to be virtually imperceptible and, at times, will come to fruition so rapidly, and with such force, that the profundity is all-consuming. That is life’s work.”

Dan Winters (born October 21, 1962- present)

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MEXICO. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. 1996.
MEXICO. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. 1996. By Alex Webb

“I only know how to approach a place by walking. 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 unkown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner.”
Alex Webb (born May 5, 1952 – present)