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At Victoria Miro

Peter Campbell: William Eggleston, 25 February 2010

... MoMA exhibition took place. In 1967 Szarkowski had curated an exhibition that showed work by Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand, all of whom severely undermined existing notions of what photographic art could and should be in much the way Eggleston does. Yet when you imagine their pictures in colour you see that it would diminish ...

In Transit

Geoff Dyer: Garry Winogrand, 20 June 2013

... glasses knocked from his face. Winogrand captures the exact moment of the glasses coming off. Lee Friedlander – who, with Diane Arbus, was featured alongside Winogrand in the breakthrough New Documents show at MoMA in 1967 – described him as ‘a bull of a man and the world his china shop’. So this baseball player becomes Winogrand’s ...

Character Building

Peter Campbell, 9 June 1994

Black Riders: The Visible Language of Modernity 
by Jerome McGann.
Princeton, 196 pp., £25, July 1993, 0 691 06985 9
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Letters from the People 
by Lee Friedlander.
Cape, 96 pp., £75, August 1993, 9780224032957
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Margins and Marginality 
by Evelyn Tribble.
Virginia, 194 pp., $35, December 1993, 0 8139 1472 8
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... drawing attention to itself. When the characters of the alphabet become Characters, as they do in Lee Friedlander’s truly wonderful Letters from the People, a saturnalian role reversal takes place and Master Meaning waits upon Servant Style. Why do literary texts suppress the graphic potential of letters? Why not go for a synaesthetic double ...

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