Geoff Dyer has been writing about looking at photographs throughout his celebrated career, and See/Saw gathers the best of his lively criticism from the last decade. Taking in photographers from the nineteenth century to the present day-including Eugene Atget, Vivian Maier, Roy DeCarava, and Alex Webb-Dyer offers a series of moving, prescient, surprising, and intimate readings of images. This tour de force of visual scrutiny and stylistic flair is at once erudite and inviting, sparkling with wit. Dyer shows how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, and in doing so he demonstrates why he is regarded as one of the most engaging critics of our day. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 15-Apr-2021
Publisher: Canongate Books