It is an intriguing viewpoint that is very enlightening, entertaining and educational.
I'd say that Geoff Dyer is a master in the Creative Non-Fiction category, and the subject of photography benefits from that mastery.
I have read it twice, and I believe this is the kind of book that I will enjoy re-reading every few years.
The association of one photo to another is interesting. The photos selected are all well discussed with true or fabricated stories behind. However, there are two inadequacies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by kk
This is the view of photography from a writer not an art critic or photographer. Dyer gives his unique insight into several prominent photographers by speaking of particular... Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by J. Andrews
"The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff Dyer is the single best book I've read about photography.
It's not about Photoshop-ography, or Camera-ography, so it's not a now-to book. Read more
rather pedantic and uninteresting presentation of the vacst spectrum of photographic history barely scratches the surface while displaynig the awesmoe intellect of the author . . Read morePublished on September 8, 2012 by C. Scanlon
I like serious photography, both the documentary and the artsy branches. But I dislike much writing about serious photography; too often, criticism of serious photography is (like... Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by R. M. Peterson
A friend recommended Geoff Dyer to me and when I saw the synopsis for this book, I figured I would start with this one. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by mellsbells