To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.
This quote defines how I think of him. A man who could capture the real essence of humanity that was so important to him.

and from Erwitt to Salgado. ..... any person that can influence so many photographers to be a great as these, is surely extraordinary.