“My approach is very simple–there is no artistry, I just shoot freely….For me, photography is not about an attempt to create a two-dimensional work of art, but by taking photo after photo, I come closer to truth and reality at the very intersection of the fragmentary nature of the world and my own personal sense of time.”
"Photo is a small voice, at best, but sometimes - just sometimes - one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses into awareness. Much depends upon the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought." ...William Eugene Smith
Sebastio Salgado said that most photographers shoot the event from outside the circle of activity tangentially. Getting inside the circle and shooting from within is where it's at!
Gary Winogrand is one of the great street photographers of this century. He is especially famous for quotes such as “I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs” or similarly “I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions”.