Zoom The endless moment of photography | Geoff Dyer
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The endless moment of photography | Geoff Dyer

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"Convinced that the differences between an amateur and an artist become evident when comparing works that address similar issues, Geoff Dyer invites us to classify the themes that photography has developed throughout its history.
Assuming that there are subjects and even characters that, seen in a photo from the mid-nineteenth century seem to frequently reincarnate, one of the most brilliant English writers of today examines the secret life of hats, the blind and his invitation to reflect on the sense of sight, the impulse that leads us to photograph a nude, unmade beds, photos taken from a moving vehicle; the lonely gas stations and the doorways to another reality, be it stairs, doors, war photos or disturbing empty movie theaters.
From Eugène Atget to Nan Goldin and going through the encounters or disagreements between Atget and Talbot, Stieglitz and Strand, Evans and Frank, Arbus and Sugimoto, Eggleston and Shore Dyer analyzes the elements that have interested generations of photographers, as well as the tributes, dialogues and challenges that have occurred between artists who do not hesitate to fire the shutter against themes that seemed exclusive to their rivals or teachers.s.
In this profound and fun classification of the photographic tradition, Dyer's gaze helps us discover how certain things look when they have been portrayed, and suggests that in photography there are no dead times, but a single, intense, endless moment, created by its practicing devotees.
Celebrated as one of the most original and talented European writers of his generation, Geoff Dyer is the author of 11 novels and essays, including Love in Venice, Death in Benares Mondadori, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and But Beautiful, which won the 1992 Somerset Maugham Prize. A contributor to The Guardian, The Independent, and The New York Times, he has also edited John Berger's Selected essays and was co-editor, with Margaret Sartor, of What was true: the photographs and notebooks of William Gedney. In the book that the reader has in his hands, Dyer puts his intelligence and literary sensitivity at the service of photography. "."

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The endless moment of photography | Geoff Dyer

$15.00