E–book [The Ongoing Moment]

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The Ongoing Moment

review The Ongoing Moment Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Seeking to identify their signature styles Dyer looks at the ways that canonical figures such as Alfred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evans Kertesz Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same scenes and objects benches hats hands roads In doing so Dyer constructs a narrative in which t. This book introduced me to many American photographers of the twentieth century many of whom I d never heard of because I am a reader than seeker of photos Most of them are men and of some the author tells us that women threw themselves at this man wanting to be photographed often naked so it seems women had few ways of finding their own agency at that time The author does include one or two naked photos taken by men of their partners and there is a shot of a fully dressed woman sitting on a hillside in a highly awkward position which the author thinks is the most glamorous shot he s ever seen women and men must have a totally different idea of what constitutes glamour To me it s tacky and awkward Dorothea Lange is the main exception hired to document the Dustbowl and poverty stricken workers for no reason I can see the author includes her photo Migrant Mother right at the end among the deaths and blood of Kosovo out of time and place and context Anyway with several of the men we get far too much information about their personal lives and sometimes we do find out why they photographed in certain styles though not who was buying their photos and why anyone would pay for them Why buy what they see every day Only now at a distance would the shots of old petrol pumps be interesting Most of the photos are black and white and a few are in colour The author is showing the evolution of how photos were taken and why one photographer taking street scenes is compared to another Notes index etc P257 285 Photographers discussed include William Henry Fox Talbot Eugene Atget Alfred Steiglitz Edward Steichen Imogen Cunningham Paul Strand Dorothea Lange Ben Shahn Bill Brandt Eudora Welty Roy DeCarava Diane Arbus Robert Frank and several other menThis is an unbiased review I borrowed this book from the DBS Library

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review The Ongoing Moment Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer In his last book YOGA FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he did not own a camera With characteristic perversity and trademark originality THE ONGOING MOMENT is Dyer's uniue and idiosyncratic history of photography. I tend to love books that dwell on a subject matter and ramble on afterwards Geoff Dyer s subject matter is photography and photographers Here he captures various moments by either European or likely American photographers at work The book really focuses on the works of Alred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evens Andr Kert sz Edward Weston Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus and my personal fave William Eggleston A lot of these photographers have focused on the same subject matter or weird visions of Americana as it was found or happened Personally I have never come upon a photo of a landscape or a park that doesn t make me feel sad In a sense it s the passing of time or even death in certain situations What we have here is actually a very focused view on the photograph and its artists The one s I listed above I think you can get a clear picture no pun intended of what this book is about Very enjoyable read by a really good writer on a subject matter that is sometimes hard to write about

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review The Ongoing Moment Ð eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Hose photographers many of whom never met in their lives constantly come into contact with each other Great photographs change the way we see the world; THE ONGOING MOMENT changes the way we look at both It is the most ambitious example to date of a form of writing that Dyer has made his own the non fiction work of a. Pretty likabley self effacing and amateur in the proper sense of the word as he s clearly very expert Kind of anarchic too seeing hats and doors and barber shops as nodes where one photographer meets another across generations I like his delivery friendly relatively unpretentious And for me personally it felt like an enjoyably wayward introduction to the who and what of overwhelmingly 20th century US photography But my that category It s the Emperor s New Clothes meets the Tulip bubble meets the Potemkin village I see a picture of a white picket fence They see sonething like The essential fence ness The sense that this fence was always there and will be always there yet isn t there And therein lies the paradox As if to suggest that we have reached the fence and could climb the fence but cannot for beyond lies our own mortality And in the foreground the ghost of what might be a tin can reminding us of the fence s immutable tincanniness It s a fucking fence I put it on Instagram last night


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    E–book [The Ongoing Moment] book implored me to take notes as I read it From the very beginning I wanted to proclaim that Geoff Dyer had written a book that is so marvelous that I was shocked I haven't previously heard its praises sung by anyone else The fact that an accomplished writer who doesn't own a camera who has not taken pictures at all except as favors for intrusive tourists sorry they were mostly Japanese asking as they do for

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    E–book [The Ongoing Moment] What a beautiful book on photography It helped me get acuainted with photographs and its photographers helped me understand an art that I was unaware of Of course one is made aware of photography on a daily basis what will all the imageries from all the media we connect to experiencing photographs is almost a daily routine Inspite of it being a part of our daily emotional diet we are so oblivious of its power

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    characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer E–book [The Ongoing Moment] Geoff Dyer ↠ 3 read I tend to love books that dwell on a subject matter and ramble on afterwards Geoff Dyer's subject matter is photography and photographers Here h

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    free read The Ongoing Moment characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Geoff Dyer ↠ 3 read A poetic meditation on photography that serves also as a history of photographic themes and concerns as well as of America itself the depression modernization transportation etc My feeling is that if you are a really serious photographer with your mind already made up about the medium then you will not like this book as it doesn't approach photography from either the viewpoint of the academic nor of the practit

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    E–book [The Ongoing Moment] characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer free read The Ongoing Moment I realize this book has found the hearts of many critics and artphotography pundits but on the whole i found it dry and the euivalent of artistic navel gazing Having said that I feel that way about most of the art world so it comes as no surprise i supposefor me the interesting threads were limited to discussion of the eponymous black coated man that keeps turning up in photos through the ages The decline of Stieglitz and his rol

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    E–book [The Ongoing Moment] free read The Ongoing Moment This book introduced me to many American photographers of the twentieth century many of whom I'd never heard of because I am a reader than seeker of photos Most of them are men and of some the author tells us that women threw themselves at this man wanting to be photographed often naked so it seems women had few ways of finding their own a

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    free read The Ongoing Moment characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Geoff Dyer ↠ 3 read This book looks at the entire history of photography focusing mostly on pictures taken in the United States by Americans Of course since it’s a book by Geoff Dyer it isn’t your normal dry study of the art its fluid chapters focus on reoccurring images hats hands signs benches backs stairs etc that tie noted photographers together Alfred Stieglitz Paul Strand Walker Evans Edward Weston Dorothea Lange Diane Arbus Th

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    free read The Ongoing Moment Geoff Dyer ↠ 3 read characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Pretty likabley self effacing and amateur in the proper sense of the word as he's clearly very expert Kind of anarchic too seeing hats and doors and barber shops as 'nodes' where one photographer meets another across generations I l

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    characters ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Geoff Dyer Geoff Dyer ↠ 3 read free read The Ongoing Moment Dyer follows up the best selling 'Yoga For People Who Can’t Be Bothered' with an eually idiosyncratic and fascinating journey throu

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    E–book [The Ongoing Moment] The writing of Geoff Dyer is best taken in moments of repose and relaxation I read this book in two wildly differing circumstances one of intense work pressure and the second of no pressure and the book was only really enjoyable during the second period If you have a period of relaxation in your life AND LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY this is a wonderful book for ruminating over various photos that you have run across in your bookstore browsi

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