From the publisher:
A full-colour illuminated history of how photographs frame and change the world, from the award-winning author of The Ongoing Moment.
See/Saw is an illuminating history of how photographs frame and change our perspectives. Starting from single images by the world’s most important photographers – from Eugène Atget to Alex Webb – Geoff Dyer shows us how to read a photograph, as he takes us through a series of close readings that are by turns moving, funny, prescient and surprising.
Following Dyer’s previous books on photography, The Ongoing Moment and The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, See/Saw brilliantly combines visual scrutiny and stylistic flair. It shows us how a photograph can simultaneously record and invent the world, and reveals a master seer at work.
In the spirit of the intellectual curiosity of Berger, Sontag and Didion, Geoff Dyer helps us to see the world around us, and within us, afresh.
“Praise for Geoff Dyer: Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain”
“A national treasure”
“Brilliant … Dyer’s eyes miss nothing”
“There’s no other writer quite like Dyer”
“Inspiring and informing”