The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer – or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Barber Shop Photographs

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.

1 comment
  1. John Verity said:

    Fabulous, un-put-downable book. Anyone interested in the history of photography oughta read this. Dyer writes like a dream, and he thinks hard, too.

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