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There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our most straightforward art form.

As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the practical engagement of the photographer, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag.

"One of the world's most influential art, critics ... Berger sees clearly with fresh surprise yet profound understanding." -- Washington Times

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'There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. what is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts.'
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (March 7, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679737243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679737247
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,244 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very interesting explanation on the nature of our understanding of a photo (by Berger) and colourful photo stories (by Mohr). Mohr's essay on taking photos and then being the other side where the life is actually experienced was quite memorable (now with wearable digital cameras such as Autographer, it is kind of possible to be on both sides at the same time). Berger's account on how a time-frozen photo, without its connecting time sequences, can be read by looking at the supplied contents in that static frame is very sharp and well-explained. Overall light-weight reading but so intriguing content - highly recommendable.
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I used this book while living in a shelter. I find Berger's writing to be excellent; he helped me realize that my eyes are the guide to my soul
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this is a beautiful book. if you like artistic black and white photgraphy then check this book out. i had to buy for a b&w photograpy class in college but i am so glad we had to buy it. its also a fun coffee table book. there are some amazing photos in here and some good inspiration for the aspiring photographer.
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Truly the perfect book about photography and narrative. Both Berger and Mohr are natural collaborators and must must must work together again.
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