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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718196011
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Understanding a Photograph



A selection of John Berger's writings on photography, including incredible images, edited & selected by Geoff Dyer

John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness.

The selection is made and introduced by Geoff Dyer, author of the award-winning The Ongoing Moment.

How do we see the world around us? This is one of a number of pivotal works by creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision for ever.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9780718196011
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

John Berger

John Berger was born in London in 1926. He is well known for his novels & stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His first novel, 'A Painter of Our Time', was published in 1958, & since then his books have included the novel 'G.', which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, & he now lives in a small village in the French Alps.

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