@8 months ago with 40 notes
#Photography #Panel Discussion #John Berger #Geoff Dyer #Aperture #Wendy Lesser #Lawrence Weschler #Christophe Agou
Part one of a three part panel discussion on the critical work of John Berger, centred on the forthcoming publication by Aperture of a collection his essays on photography, titled Understanding a Photograph.
"Suppose that you meet someone who is a compulsive name- dropper. At first it’s irritating, then it’s boring. Once you have identified it as a defining characteristic, however, you long for the individual concerned to manifest this trait at every opportunity — whereupon it becomes a source of hilarity and delight. And so, having experienced a crescendo of frustration, I now look forward to a new book in which Fried advances his habit of recessive deferral to the extent that he doesn’t get round to what he wants to say until after the book is finished, until it’s time to start the next one (which will be spent entirely on looking back on what was said in the previous volume). At that point he will cross the border from criticism to the creation of a real work of art (fiction if you will) called “Kiss Marks on the Mirror: Why Michael Fried Matters as a Writer Even More Than He Did Before."
@3 years ago with 5 notes
#Writing #Geoff Dyer #Photography #Michael Fried #The New York Times