John Berger: Understanding a Photograph (Hardcover)

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Collects John Berger's essays on photography written between 1967 and 2007, with an insightful introductory essay by editor Geoff Dyer. Understanding a Photograph deserves to be read alongside those works on the medium by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag.

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John Berger's explorations of the relationships between the individual and society, culture and politics, and experience and expression through the written word, films, photographic collaborations and performances are unmatched in their diversity, ambition and reach. His television series and book Ways of Seeing revolutionized the way that art is understood. Now, Understanding a Photograph gathers the photography writings of one of the most internationally influential authors of the past 50 years. Understanding a Photograph is arranged chronologically, leading the reader on a thought-provoking journey through selected essays from hallmark works such as About Looking and Another Way of Telling, as well as previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions or catalogues that discuss a wide range of artists--from August Sander to Jitka Hanzlov . This collection of some 25 texts has been carefully selected by novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer, who has also written a critical study of Berger's oeuvre.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597112567
ISBN-10: 1597112569
Publisher: Aperture
Publication Date: December 31st, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English