The Pleasures of Good Photographs (Aperture Ideas) Paperback – 14 Jun 2010
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About the Author
Gerry Badger is a critic, architect, curator, and photographer. His published books include The Genius of Photography (2007); The Pleasures of Good Photographs (2010); and The Photobook: A History, volumes I III, coauthored with Martin Parr.
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Badger makes his own perspective very clear. It was Walker Evans that first excited his passion for photography and he regards John Szarkowski as the master of photographic writing. The documentary function of photography is something he sees as its core. The essay on Atget (and Szarkwoski) is rich and stimulating. There is a wonderful essay on Walker Evans. His defence of Martin Parr is worth reading although not nearly as comprehensive or convincing as I expected.
I was really intrigued by a stimulating -- but rather inconclusive -- essay on "The Quiet Photograph". I was provoked to go out and test some of the ideas and to write about my reading of that essay (and others in the book) in a blog which you can find at [...]
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Extremely well written and provides insightful views on notable photographers and their work. Well packaged and arrived quickly A***** sellerPublished on 17 Aug. 2011 by Scouselil