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This is a series of Berger's essays, arranged chronologically, about photography's role in the shaping of society. "American Photo"
This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the power of this ubiquitous medium. Spanning some 40 years, they include pieces on the 1967 photograph of Che Guevara's corpse, on the meaning of photographs on the shock effect of war images There are also typically insightful pieces on Paul Strand, W. Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier-Bresson As ever with Berger's writing, the theoretical is always informed by politics and a deeply felt humanity. "The Guardian" "
This is a series of Berger's essays, arranged chronologically, about photography's role in the shaping of society.--Jack Crager "American Photo "