Understanding a Photograph

Understanding a Photograph

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John Berger`s explorations of the relationships between the individual and society, culture and politics, experience and expression through the written word, film, photographic collaborations and performance are unsurpassed in diversity, ambition and scope. . His television series and the book Ways of Seeing revolutionized the understanding of art. Understanding a Photograph now brings together the photographic writings of one of the most influential international authors of the past 50 years. Understanding a photograph is organized chronologically and takes the reader on an inspiring journey through selected essays from feature works such as "About Looking" and "Another Way of Telling", as well as previously uncollected pieces that have been written for exhibitions or catalogs dealing with a wide range of artists - from August Sander to Jitka Hanzlová. This collection of about 25 texts was carefully selected by the novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer, who was also the author of a critical study of Berger`s work.

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