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The Ongoing Moment

(2005)
A non fiction book by

 
In his most recent book, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he does not even own a camera. With characteristic perver-sity—and trademark originality—Dyer has now come up with an idiosyncratic history of
. . . photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways in which such canonical figures as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston, among others, have photographed the same things (barber shops, benches, hands, roads, and signs, for example). In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers—many of whom never met—constantly encounter one another.

Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both. It is the most ambitious example to date of a form of writing that Dyer has made his own: the nonfiction work of art.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-375-42215-3 / 978-0-375-42215-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-316-73025-4 / 978-0-316-73025-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ongoing Moment: A Book About Photographs
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-85786-401-7 / 978-0-85786-401-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-349-12011-0 / 978-0-349-12011-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 1-4000-3168-0 / 978-1-4000-3168-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 0-349-11888-4 / 978-0-349-11888-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Ongoing Moment
Author(s): Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Vintage
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