The Ongoing Moment

by Geoff Dyer

Recurring themes in famous photographs by famous photographers.

The Ongoing Moment

I really enjoyed this strange book, which I read hot-on-the-heels of John Berger's Understanding a Photograph. It's primarily about the recurring themes that appear in famous photographs by famous photographers: hats, steps, benches, blind people, doors, beds, drive-in-movies, views from car windows, roads vanishing into the distance, and many other things.

The book is damn difficult to describe. But it's also a damn fine read.

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