The Ongoing Moment

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 11, 2009 - Photography - 304 pages
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Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston have photographed the same things—barber shops, benches, hands, roads, signs–award-winning writer Geoff Dyer seeks to identify their signature styles. In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers–many of whom never met–constantly encounter one another. The result is a kaleidoscopic work of extraordinary originality and insight.


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Dyer’s is both a fascinating and a frustrating study of (essay on) photography. The frustration comes largely from the presentation (or lack of) the photos themselves. Many of the photos that Dyer ... Read full review

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British novelist Dyer's first book on photography is an inspired, highly personal look at the medium. As a self-proclaimed nonphotographer who does not even own a camera, Dyer effortlessly blends and ... Read full review

Contents

Blackandwhite Photographs
10
3
69
20
94
21
100
23
106
28
112
Untitled 1930s p
113
Sheriff ojMcAlester Oklahoma in From of the Jail
121
Mornlngside fork New York 1916 p
144
Bocskayter Budapest 1914 p
150
Window at the Shelton Wist 1931 p
160
Cafe1 near Pinole California c 1956 p
169
Untitled undated p
175
Hammock 1993 p
196
Savannah Negro Quarter 1955 p
204
The Open Door 1844 p
214

Iron Bed Rumpled Sheets 1981 p
127
Jeno in the Woods ofNepllgel Budapest 191 3 p 1
137

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About the author (2009)

Geoff Dyer is the author of three novels, a critical study of John Berger, and four genre-defying books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The winner of a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, Dyer lives in London.




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