"Walker Evans is, in my opinion, an extraordinary man. He had extraordinary eyesight. There is always a little twist in it somewhere, there is a bitterness, not always, I take that word out, and there is an edge, a bitter edge to Walker. That I sensed; and it’s pleasurable to me. I like that bitter edge. He seemed very straight and very true. I don’t care if he’s a son-of- a-gun. - Dorothea Lange"
"Photography is a craft. Anyone can learn a craft with normal intelligence and application. To take it beyond the craft is something else. That’s when magic comes in. And I don’t know that there’s any explanation for that. - Elliott Erwitt - On the Question: “What marks the difference between a competent photographer and a really great photographer?” Interview with Erwitt at: http://www.milkphoto.com/elliott_converse.shtm"