"There is something extraordinarily poignant about this apparently haphazard collection of grabbed snaps from everywhere and nowhere in particular. It is as if the technological relay that brings the work into existence gives vent to a nostalgia and homesickness so intense that the longed-for original becomes impossibly intimate, mind-bogglingly remote and – as a consequence – unfathomably strange."
@1 year ago with 4 notes
#Photography #Criticism #Geoff Dyer #Michael Wolf #Doug Rickard #Jon Rafman #Google Street View #Documentary photography #Art
Geoff Dyer on Diane Arbus
@2 years ago with 7 notes
#Photography #Lecture #Criticism #Geoff Dyer #Nottingham Contemporary #Diane Arbus
The irrepressible, utterly incorrigible yet nevertheless brilliant Geoff Dyer here gives a lecture at the Nottingham Contemporary museum (August, 2010) on Diane Arbus, entitled “Explaining a Trick by way of a Further Trick”.
You can download the video of the lecture from iTunes by following this link to podcast number 63. It’s a tremendously affectionate and insightful reading of Arbus’s work and working methods.
@2 years ago with 2 notes
#Photography #Ed Clark #LIFE magazine #Geoff Dyer #Theory
Ed Clark “Going Home”, depicting navy shipman Graham Jackson following the funeral train on the occasion of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s burial.
"What we have, in other words, is a vivid example of the camera’s unique capability: not the creation of a myth but its depiction" — Geoff Dyer “The Ongoing Moment”.