Award-winning novelist and writer Geoff Dyer will share his most recent exploration into the world of photography. Succumbing to a long-term fascination, Dyer delved into the work of Garry Winogrand, one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Modeled on John Szarkowski’s classic book Atget, Dyer’s newest book The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand features one hundred photographs from the Garry Winogrand Archive at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP). In addition to presenting the story of the book’s creation and his experiences researching at the CCP, Dyer will take us on a wildly original journey through both iconic and unseen images from Winogrand’s vast archive, with responses to the photographs that are unorthodox, funny, and eye-opening.
Geoff Dyer’s many books include The Ongoing Moment (winner of the International Center of Photography’s prestigious Infinity Award for Writing/Criticism), But Beautiful (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize), Out of Sheer Rage (shortlisted for a National Book Critics Circle Award), The Missing of the Somme, the novel Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award). His latest book is White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. A recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the E. M. Forster Prize and, most recently, the Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction, Dyer is an honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford; a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. Dyer currently lives in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, where he is writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California.