JOHN G. MORRIS
Journalist, correspondent for LIFE and picture editor

 
The picture editor is the voyeurs’ voyeur, the person who sees what the photographers themselves have seen but in the bloodless realm of contact sheet… and now pixels on the screen. Picture editors find the representative picture, the image, that will be seen by others perhaps around the world. They are unwitting (or witting, as the case may be) tastemakers, the unappointed guardians of morality, the talent brokers, the accomplices to celebrity. Most important – or disturbing – they are the fixers of ‘reality’ and of 'history.' - John G. Morris , Get the Picture : A Personal History of Photojournalism by John G. Morris , ISBN: 0226539148
He [Brassai] times his long exposures by smoking cigarettes – when his smoke was out, he closed the shutter. - John G. Morris , Get the Picture : A Personal History of Photojournalism by John G. Morris , ISBN: 0226539148 , Page: 90
Each day as the earth revolves toward sunrise members of a select human species awaken to observe the world with three eyes instead of two. They are the press photographers of the world, men and women who write the visual biography of man on earth. - John G. Morris , Truth Needs No Ally : Inside Photojournalism by Howard Chapnick , ISBN: 0826209556
From Howard Chapnick's book "Truth Needs No Ally"