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At Victoria Miro

Peter Campbell: William Eggleston

25 February 2010
... of painting’s conventions of composition and subject matter already had a standing when Eggleston’s MoMA exhibition took place. In 1967 Szarkowski had curated an exhibition that showed work by LeeFriedlander, 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 ...

In Transit

Geoff Dyer: Garry Winogrand

20 June 2013
... boyish version of interference. He’s hurriedly signing but as he does so one of the boys has his thick glasses knocked from his face. Winogrand captures the exact moment of the glasses coming off. LeeFriedlander – 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 ...

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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... of transparency argue, should aim, like the puppeteer’s strings, to support and articulate without drawing attention to itself. When the characters of the alphabet become Characters, as they do in LeeFriedlander’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 ...

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