Photograph: Henri Cartier-Bresson

“To my mind, photography has the power to evoke, and must not simply document. We have to be abstract, just like nature.”

—Henri Cartier-Bresson, who died on 3 August 2004.

Georgia O’Keeffe

“Maybe it seems mad that I go out like this and live out under the stars and the sky for a few days — but I am like that.”

— Georgia O’Keeffe

Photograph: Rhys Tranter
Photograph: Rhys Tranter
Photograph: Rhys Tranter
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Photograph: Rhys Tranter
Photograph: Rhys Tranter
Photograph: Rhys Tranter
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“I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it — keep going, keep going come what may.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

“You can take everything from me except the freedom to look up at the sky occasionally.”

— Halldór Laxness, World Light (trans. Magnus Magnusson).

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

— Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy kneel with a group in prayer in Selma, Alabama, February 1965. The group was arrested after attempting to gain the right to vote. Following the prayer, the group peacefully marched to jail. Credit: Getty Images/Bettmann Archive