Book
English

Understanding a photograph

John Berger (author), Geoff Dyer (editor)
Subject
Fotografie
Title
Understanding a photograph / John Berger ; edited and introduced by Geoff Dyer
Author
John Berger
Editor
Geoff Dyer
Language
English
Publisher
London: Penguin, 2013
XVII, 218 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780141392028 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
760.4 (SISO) Fotografie ; Fotografie (ZIZO)

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About John Berger

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John Peter Berger (; 5 November 1926 – 2 January 2017) was an English art critic, novelist, painter and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to the BBC series of the same name, is often used as a university text. He lived in France for over fifty years.

Early life

Berger was born on 5 November 1926 in Stoke Newington, London, the first of two children of Miriam and Stanley Berger.

His grandfather was from Trieste, Italy, and his father, Stanley, raised as a non-religious Jew who adopted Catholicism, had been an infantry officer on the Western Front during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross and an OBE. Berger was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford. He served in the British Army during the Second World War from 1944 to 1946. He enrolled at the Chelsea School of…Read more on Wikipedia

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