The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

“Geoff Dyer is so open to every aspect of art that when he turns his eyes and heart to the photography of Garry Winogrand, we get the full benefit of his education, his insight, the transparency of his prose, and we cherish the fact that his voice lives in our head for a moment to intensify and elucidate–but never explain–why these images mean so much.”  Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men

“Dyer has cracked open a window on Winogrand that’s always been there but never been opened.”  Jeffrey Fraenkel, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

“Geoff Dyer has created a kind of Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Winogrand . . . how Winogrand becomes Winogrand. This book is a revelatory pleasure from beginning to end, a lesson in the pleasure of seeing. It is a smart book, but it’s a wise book, too.” Alex Harris, Duke University, coeditor of Arrivals and Departures: The Airport Photographs of Garry Winogrand

“I can’t think of any other book quite like this one: an entirely new, and quite unfamiliar, take on Winogrand and a welcome addition to the work on this iconic photographer. I found the book to be a terrifically good read, as well as a refreshing and innovative take on an artist whose work I thought I knew well.”
Corey Keller, curator of photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

“This handsome collection amounts to an extensive tour of Winogrand’s photographs conducted by a savvy, observant, and highly entertaining guide.  No longer still, Winogrand’s images are animated here by the turns and jumps of Geoff Dyer’s lively commentary.” Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States

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