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Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Geoff Dyer, one of the most interesting contemporary writers on photography, will join CCP Director Daniel Boetker-Smith in conversation.

His new book See / Saw was released last year by Canongate, and will be available for sale (and signing).

Dyer’s celebrated and widely read book The Ongoing Moment (2007) focused on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston have photographed the same things – barber shops, benches, hands, road signed – award-winning writer Geoff Dyer seeks to identify their signature styles. In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers – many of whom never met – constantly encounter one another. The result was a kaleidoscopic work of extraordinary originality and insight.

His new book See / Saw is an illuminating history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. Starting from single images by the world’s most important photographer – from Eugene Atget to Dayanita Singh.

Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of many books including But Beautiful, Out of Sheer Range, Zona (on Andrei Tarkovsky’s film Stalker), and the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism). He is currently Writer in Residence at The University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

For more information visit the CCP website HERE.


March 11
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm