Dyer, Geoff, Ongoing Moment

The ongoing moment

Dyer, G. (2005) The ongoing moment. Edinburgh: Canongate Books.


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Contents

List of Illustrations ix

The Ongoing Moment 1

Notes 333

Select Bibliography 359

Chronological List of Photographers 369

Acknowledgements 3 71

Index of Names 375

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List of Illustrations

Black-and-white Photographs

l. Paul Strand: Blind Woman, New York, 1916 p. 12

2. Lewis Hine: A Blind Beggar in Italian Market District, 1911 p. 17

3. Garry Winogrand: New York, c .1968 p. 19

4. Walker Evans: New York, 25 February 1938 p. 25

5. Ben Shahn: Untitled {14th St, New York City], 1932-34 p. 30

6. Andre Kertesz: Esztergom, Hungary, 1916 p. 32

7. Andre Kertesz: Sixth Avenue, New York, 1959 p. 33

8. Ed Clark: Going Home, 1945 p. 39

9. Walker Evans: License Photo Stuclio, New York, 1934 p. 47

10. William Gedney: Diane Arbus, New York, 1969 p. 59

11. Dorothea Lange: Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940 p. 71

12. W. Eugene Smith: Untitled [Boy making handprints on wall], 1955-56 p. 79

13. Alfred Stieglitz: Paul Strand, 1919 p. 89

14. Paul Strand: Alfred Stieglitz, Lake George, New York, 1929 p. 91

15. Imagen Cunningham: Alfred Stieglitz, 1934 p. 95

16. Weegee: Stieglitz, 7 May 1944 p. 98

17. Alfred Stieglitz: Georgia O’Keeffe – Torso, 1918-19 p. 102

18. Alfred Stieglitz: Rebecca Strand, 1922 p. 106

19. Edward Weston: Nude, New Mexico, 1937 p. 121

20. Edward Weston: Charis, Lake Ediza, 1937 p. 121

21. Dorothea Lange: Back, c.1935 p. 129

22. Ben Shahn: Sheriff During Strike, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1935 p. 131

23. Dorothea Lange: White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco, 1933 p. 138

24. Dorothea Lange: Jobless on Edge of Pea Field, Imperial Valley, California, 1937 p. 140

25. Dorothea Lange: Man beside Wheelbarrow, 1934 p. 141

26. Dorothea Lange: Skid Row, San Francisco, 1934 p. 143

27. John Vachon: Blind Beggar, Washington DC, November 1937 p. 145

28. Edwin Rosskam: Entrance to Apartment House in the Black Belt, Chicago, Illinois, April 1941 p. 145

29. Garry Winogrand: Untitled, 1950s p. 147

30. Andre Kertesz: Lyons, 1931 p. 153

31. Dorothea Lange: Sheriff of McAlester, Oklahoma, in Front of the Jail, 1937 p. 157

32. Jack Leigh: Iron Bed, Rumpled Sheets, 1981 p. 163

33. Walker Evans: Bedroom in Boarding House in Hudson Street, 1931-35 p. 165

34. Brassa”i: The Riviera, 1936 p. 171

35. Andre Kertesz: Jeno in the Woods of Nepliget, BudaJ>est, 1913 p. 173

36. Andre Kertesz: Broken Bench, New York, 20 September, 1962 p. 175

37. Garry Winogrand: World’s Fair, New York, 1964 p. 177

38. Paul Strand: White Fence, Port Kent, New York, 1916 p. 180

39. Michael Ormerod: Untitled, undated p. 184

40. Paul Strand: Morningside Park, New York, 1916 p. 187

41. Paul Strand: Winter, Central Park, New York, 1913-14 p. 189

42. Andre Kertesz: Washington Square Park, 1952 p. 190

43. Andre Kertesz: Bocskay-ter, Budapest, I 914 p. 192

44. Alfred Stieglitz: Steerage, 1907 p. 195

45. Alfred Stieglitz: The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1900-01 p. 196

46. Andre Kertesz: New York, 1954 p. 197

47. Steve Schapiro: New York, 1961 p. 201

48. Alfred Stieglitz: Window at the Shelton, West, 1931 p. 205

49. Edward Steichen: Sunday Papers, West 86th Street, New York, c.1922 p. 207

50. Merry Alpern: Dirty Windows, 1994 p. 209

51. William Gedney: Brooklyn, 1969 p. 211

52. Dorothea Lange: Cafe near Pinole, California, c.1956 p. 219

53. Dorothea Lange: The -Road West, New Mexico, 1938 p. 221

54. Robert Frank: US 285, New Mexico, 1955-56, from The Americans p. 223

55. Garry Winogrand: Near El Paso, 1964 p. 225

56. Michael Ormerod: Untitled, undated p. 226

57. Michael Ormerod: Untitled, undated p. 227

58. Robert Frank: Drive-in Movie – Detroit, 1955-6, from The Americans p. 229-

59. Michael Ormerod: Untitled, undated p. 231

60. Hiroshi Sugimoto: Union City Drive-in, Union City, 1993 p. 233

61. Jack Leigh: Hammock, 1993 p. 254

62. Dorothea Lange: Norwalk Gas Station, c.1940 p. 256

63. Jack Leigh: Felix C. House, 1971 p. 260

64. Walker Evans: Savannah Negro Quarter, 1935 p. 263

65. Walker Evans: Main Street, Saratoga Springs, 1931 p. 265

66. Walker Evans: Havana, 1933 p. 267

67. Walker Evans: Negro Barber Shop, Interior, Atlanta, 1936 p. 269

68. William Henry Fox Talbot: The Open Door, 1844 p. 277

69. Paul Strand: Side Porch, Vermont, 1946 p. 279

70. Dorothea Lange: El Cerrito Trailer Camp (Day Sleeper), c.1943 p. 281

71. Eugene Atget: Hotel des Archeveques de Lyon,

rue Saint-Andre-des-Arts, 1900 p. 284

72. Walker Evans: Barn, Nova Scotia, 1971 p. 286

73. Walker Evans: White Chair and Open Door, Walpole, Maine, 1962 p. 287

74. Walker Evans: Door, Nova Scotia, 1971 p. 287

75. Walker Evans: Main Street, Pennsylvania Town, 1936 p. 293

76. Walker Evans: Saratoga Springs, 1931 p. 295

77. Walker Evans: The Breakfast Room, Belle Grove Plantation,

White Chapel, Louisiana, 1935 p. 296

78. Edward Weston: Child’s Grave, Marin County, 1937 p. 299

79. Edward Weston: Dead Man, Colorado Desert, 1937 p. 302

80. Edward Weston: Harmony Borax Works, Death Valley, 1938 p. 305

81. Edward Weston: Woodlawn Plantation, Louisiana, 1941 p. 309

82. Edward Weston: The Brooklyn Bridge, 1941 p. 311

83. Edward Weston: New York, 1941 p. 312

84. Edward Weston: Bench, Eliott Point, 1944 p. 314 85. James Nachtwey: Mourner holds umbrella at funeral of Bosnian Moslem soldier killed by Serbs in battle outside Brcko, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 1994 p. 321

86. James Nachtwey: A hat and a pool of blood lie on the floor. They are of a civilian killed during fighting between Croats and Serbs in the city of Knin in the Krajina region. Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 1993. p. 322

87. James Nachtwey: A Moslem Chechen stops his car at a dangerous place on the road to observe noon prayers. Grozny, Chechnya, January 1996. p. 323

88. James Nachtwey: Albanian Kosovar women refugees on the back of a truck. They crossed the border between Yugoslavia and Albania, during a violent campaign of ethnic cleansing, deportation, pillage, murder and rape carried out by Serbian military forces under the orders of Slobodan Milosevic. Kosovo, August 1999. p. 324

89. Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother, Nipoma, California, 1936. p. 325

90. James Nachtwey: Handprints and graffiti traced with blood cover the walls of the living room, Pee, August 1999. p. 326

91. James Nachtwey: The ground bears the imprint of the body of

a dead man, killed by the Serbians. Meja, Kosovo, Yugoslavia,

August 1999. p. 327

92.Laura Mozes: Barber Shop, New York, 2001. p. 329

93. Regina Fleming: After Death What??, New York, 11 September 2001 p. 331

Colour Plates

1. Philip-Lorca diCorcia: New York, 1993

2. Bruce Davidson: Subway, 1980-1

-3. Joel Meyerowitz: Truro, 1976

4. Joel Meyerowitz: Still Life with Newspaper, 1983

5. William Eggleston: Gas Station, 1966-1974

6. Stephen Shore: Beverly Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 21 June 1975

7. Peter Brown: Strip Centres, Duncan, Oklahoma, 1986

8. Michael Ormerod: Untitled, undated

9. Peter Brown: Barber Shop, Brownfield, Texas, 1994

10. Walker Evans: Train Station, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, 6 December 1973

11. Walker Evans: Traffic Markings, Old Saybrook, Connecticut,

15 December 1973

12. Walker Evans: Coffee Shop Hallway, Oberlin, Ohio, January 1974


CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHOSE WORK IS DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877)

Eugene Atget (1857-1927)

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

Lewis Hine (1874-1940)

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)

Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976)

Edward Weston (1886-1958)

Paul Strand (1890-1976)

Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

Ben Shahn (1898-1969)

Brassa’i (18 99-19 84)

Weegee (1899-1968)

Walker Evans (1903-1975)

Bill Brandt (1904-1983)

Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

Robert Capa (1913-1954)

O. Winston Link (1914-2001)

W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978)

Roy DeCarava (1919-2009)

Richard Avedon (1923-2004)

Diane Arbus (1924-1971)

Robert Frank (b. 1924) .

Elliott Erwitt (b. 1928)

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984)

William Gedney (1932-1989)

Bruce Davidson (b. 1933)

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934)

Steve Schapiro (b. 1934)

Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938)

William Eggleston (b. 1939)

Michael Ormerod (1947-1991)

Stephen Shore (b. 1947)

Peter Brown (b. 1948)

James N achtwey (b. 1948)

Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948)

Jack Leigh ( 1949-2004)

Richard Misrach (b. 1949)

Nan Goldin (b. 1953)

Philip-Lorca diCorcia (b. 1953)

Merry Alpern (b. 1955)

Francesca Woodman (1958-1981)

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Index A-C

A

Abbott, Berenice 273, 291

Adair, Gilbert 80, 81n, 85

Adams, Ansel 124, 126n, 310n

Agee, James 234, 290

Aldrin, Buzz 326

Alpern, Merry 208-9, 209

Amis, Martin 81, 146, 81n, 268

Arbus, Diane 11, 32, 52-62, 66, 80, 87n, 96n, 107,123,132, 147, 164n, 167, 178-9, 186, 199, 232-4, 239, 246, 250, 259, 272-3, 274, 278n, 284n, 330

Atget, Eugen 10, 149-152, 163-64, 172, 275, 282-4, 284, 291-3

Auden, WH. 72, 320, 323

Avedon, Richard 54-6, 57, 75-6, 83, 85, 86n, 135, 286

B

Balzac, Honore de 116n, 148

Barthes, Roland 10, 36, 40, 264, 272,292,320,329

Baudrillard, Jean 216

Beaton, Cecil 81

Beckett, Samuel 142

Beckham, David 76

Bellocq, E.J. 183

Benjamin, Walter 10n, 64, 244

Berger, John 10, 68, 89, 99, 157, 239

Birkerts, Sven 168

Bishop, Elizabeth 256, 262

Blake, William 283

Bloom, Harold 55

Bonnard, Pierre 119, 123

Boorman, John 193

Borges, Jorge Luis 1, 26, 53-5, 62, 77, 132

Bosworth, Patricia 52, 284n

Brady, Matthew 93

Brandt, Bill 26-7, 60-2, 77, 81n, 107, 234-5

Brassai: 35, 50, 62-6, 122, 150-1, 168-70, 171, 172, 174, 194, 234,296

Brenner, Anita 114

Breton, Andre 60

Brodsky, Joseph 264

Bronte, Emily 235

Brown, Peter 261, 262n, 275; Plates, 7, 9

Burckhardt, Rudy 200

Burri, Rene 201, 203n

C

Calvino, Italo 44, 230n

Camus, Albert 191

Capa, Robert 9, 73, 77

Cartier-Bresson, Henri 9, 21, 48,

77, 97-9, 126n, 148, 154, 156n,

203n, 206,243,253, 278n,

290, 301,

Cavafy, Constantine 193, 209

Cezanne, Paul 108, 242, 248

Cheever, John 41, 163-4, 184-6,

213, 216-7, 225

Chirico, Giorgio de 318

Clark, Ed 38-40, 39

Clifford, Charles 264

Clurman, Harold 90, 108n

Coburn, Alvin Langdon 67, 243

Cohen, Leonard 160n

Coleman, Ornette 217-8

Coltrane, John 38, 218

Crane, Hart 110, 238

Cross, Andrew 228

Cunningham, Imagen 93-4, 95,

97, 124, 161-2, 312


D-L

D

Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mande

324

Davidson, Bruce 27-9, 50n; Plate

2

Davidson, Jo 83

Day, Corinne 128n

De Quincey, Thomas 282

DeCarava, Roy 133-4, 139, 149,

152-5, 322

Degas, Edgar 125

Delany, Paul 235

Delillo, Don 262, 266

doCorcia, Philip-Lorca 21-3, 28

Didion, Joan 58, 109

Duchamp, Marcel 114, 154

Duranty, Edmund 125

Dylan, Bob 117

E

Eggleston, William 167, 183, 244-53, 259, 274, 296; Plate 5

Einstein, Albert 73-4

Eisler, Benita 90n, 101n, 73-4n

Elizabeth, Queen Mother 81

Ellington, Duke 218

Emin, Tracey 161

Englehard, Georgie 113

Erwitt, Elliott 80

Eugene, Frank 243

Evans, Walker 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 13, 14-5, 23-30, 25, 43-50, 47, 53, 75n, 96, 101n, 111, 112n, 126, 133, 162-5, 165, 208, 214-5, 217-20, 234, 238-9, 243-6, 251n, 253, 262-75, 263, 265, 267, 269, 284-97, 286, 287, 293, 295, 297,301, 303-10, 315-19, 322,328

F

Faraday, Michael 67

Farley, Paul 4 2

Farm Security Administration

(FSA) 4, 19, 29, 131, 214,

305-6

Faulkner, William 251

Fielding, Mady 276

Fleming, Regina 331

Forster, E.M. 49

Frank, Robert 6-7, 85, 86n; 200-1, 215-220, 222-6, 223, 229-31, 229, 243, 246, 253, 257-9, 261, 270-5, 285, 308, 315,

Frank, Waldo 109, 237

Friedlander, Lee 20, 50-2, 147, 231-2, 246, 274, 328,

Frost, Robert 152, 268n

Fuquay, Fay 115

Fusco, Paul 40-1, 43, 232

G

Garfunkel, Art 165

Gedney, William 58-61, 59, 66, 80, 159-60, 186, 210-1, 211, 270

Goldberg, Vicki 135n

Goldin, Nan 98, 164-7, 178

Gopnik, Adam 55, 75-6, 86n

Gordon, Douglas 70

Gossage, John 179n

Greenough, Sarah 239

H

Hardy, Thomas 133

Harrison, To ny 324

Harvey, Larry 170

Hemingway, Ernest 60-1, 167

Hemmings, David 174

Hine, Lewis 3, 7, 16-9, 17, 29,

144, 194, 206, 268

Hitchcock, Alfred 70n

Hackney, David 235

Holden, William 252

Holmes, Oliver Wendell 65n

Hopper, Edward 207, 230, 255-61, 288-91,

Hughes, Jim 211, 214

Huxley, Aldous 283

I

J

Jackson, Graham 38-9

Jackson, J.B. 228n, 308

Jacobs, Jane 210

James, Henry 1

Jarrell, Randall 207

Johnson, B.S. 48

Joplin, Janis 160n

Joyce, James 211

K

Kafka, Franz 210

Keitel, Harvey 165

Kennedy, John F 232

Kennedy, Robert F 40

Kerouac, Jack 215, 216, 219-20, 222, 224, 230, 271n

Kertesz, Andre 31-37, 32, 33, 48, 62, 77, 151-3, 153, 155, 173-80, 173, 175, 186-93, 190, 192, 197-9, 199, 202-3, 212-3, 236, 317n, 320,322

Kertesz, Elizabeth 176, 188

Kirstein, Lincoln 46, 288-9

Klein, William 266

Kramer, Hilton 245

Kurtz, William 242

L

Lane, Anthony 292

Lange, Dorothea 4, 6, 7, 11, 20, 69-70, 71, 77-80, 126-135, 129, 136-48, 138, 140, 141, 143, 154-9, 157, 161-2, 194, 202, 218-222, 219, 221, 224-5, 240, 244, 253, 255-6, 256, 258, 260-1, 262n, 2 72, 280-1, 281, 296, 301, 305, 310, 322, 325

Larkin, Philip 41-2, 175, 307

Lartigue, Jacques Henri 33, 135,

170, 171-2, 194n, 296

Lawrence, D.H. 80-5, 103, 120, 241, 294, 297

Le Gray, Gustave 235

Leacock, Richard 252

Lee, Russell 4-5, 131, 156, 267

Leigh, Jack 162-4, 163, 252-5,

254, 259-61, 260

Leigh, Janet 70n

Levitt, Helen 23, 50, 249

Link, 0. Winston 228-9

Lowe, Paul 326

Lumiere Brothers 242

Lynch, David 246


M-R

M

McClaverty, Bernard 103

Macy, George 304-5

Maddow, Ben 114

Madonna 102

Mailer, Norman 50, 102

Malcolm, Janet 85n, 101, 103, 119

Malraux, Andre 315

Martin, Paul 62

Mellow, James 162n, 294n

Meyerowitz, Joel 21, 127n, 247-9,

253-4; Plates 3, 4

Michaels, Leonard 230

Mieth, Hansel 13 7

Miller, Henry 64

Mingus, Charles 218

Misrahc, Richard 239-40

Model, Lisette 284n

Modotti, Tina 71, 81, 111, 117-9,

123n, 137

Mondrian, Piet 151

Monroe, Marily n 56, 60

Morris, Jan 2 7 4

Mozes, Laura 329

N

Nachtwey, James 79, 320-8,

321-4, 326-7

Newhall, Beaumont 35, 310n

Niepce, Joseph 203, 324

Nietzsche, Friedrich Willhelm 88

Ninas, Paul 307

Norman, Dorothy 109-13, 123

O

O’Hara, Frank 240

O’Keeffe, Georgia 68-9, 90, 94, 100-11, 113, 119-20, 123-24, 204, 237, 310

Orkin, Ruth 203

Ormerod, Michael 10, 183-6, 184, 226-8, 226, 227, 230-1, 231, 273-5, 301

P

Paine, Albert Bigelow 73

Partridge, Ron 124

Penn, Arthur 255

Penn, Irving 9

Percy, Walker 252

Pessoa, Fernando 43

Picasso, Pablo 64, 108, 123, 181

Pissarro, Camille 236

Porter, Eliot 249

Pyke, Steve 74

Q

Quintanilla, Luis 82

R

Rankin 128n

Rathbone, Belinda 29, 307, 316

Ray, Man 150

Rhys, Jean 64-5, 149, 278

Riboud, Marc 77, 200-1

Rich, Adrienne 319

Richey, Robo 117

Rilke, Rainer Maria 67, 75, 242

Roach, Max 218

Roberts, John 185

Rodin, Auguste 74, 78

Rontgen, Wilhelm 68

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano 4, 38

Resler, Martha 228n

Rosskam, Edwin 144, 145

Rothstein, Arthur 4, 6


S-Z

S

Snander, August 31

,Schaaf, Larry J. 276-8, 319

Schapiro, Steve 200-2, 201, 320

Shahn, Ben 29-31, 30, 130, 131, 132, 157

Shaw, George Bernard 67

Shelley, Percy Bysshe 188, 234

Shepp, Archie 38

Shore, Stephen 167, 183, 248-9, 253, 260-2, 274, 296, 315n; Plate 6

Smart, Josephine 61

Smith, Eugene 78-80, 79, 210-4, 313, 322-3

Smith, Jane 307-9

Sontag, Susan 10, 326

Stack, Trudy Wilner 315

Steichen, Edward 35, 74-5, 77, 88, 90, 93,111, 206-8, 207, 242-3

Steinbeck, John 73, 78, 155

Steiner, George 148

Stemfeld, Joel 125, 244, 315n

Stieglitz, Alfred 10, 13, 16, 35, 48, 62-3, 68-9, 86-113, 89, 102, 106, 116, 119, 123-4, 149, 159, 180-1, 194-6, 195, 196, 203-6, 236-40, 242-3, 268, 300, 310-1, 322, 253, 278-9, 279,

Stokowski, Leopold 69

Strand, Mark 289-90

Strand, Paul 12, 13-6, 19, 21, 23, 28-9, 32, 45, 48, 53, 57, 59, 61, 86-93, 91, 99, 104-9, 112, 113, 134, 144, 179-83, 180, 185-90, 187, 189, 235-6, 241-3, 248, 299-300, 310, 318, 329-330

Strand, Rebecca 90, 104, 106-8, 113

Stryker, Roy 4-6, 29, 214, 291, 306

Sudek, Josef 203

Sugimoto, Hirosho 232-4, 233, 239, 285, 295

Szarkowski, John 9, 35, 66, 147, 161,163,172,223, 248-9, 253, 313-5

Szirtes, George 31

Szymborska, Wislawa 234

T

Talbot, William Henry Fox 20n, 67-8, 77, 276-9, 277,313,317, 319,324

Tarkovsky, Andrei 301

Taylor, Paul 139

Theroux, Paul 55

Thomas, Frank 176

Trachtenberg, Alan 3, 46

Tugwell, Rexford 4

Twain, Mark 73

U

Updike, John 185-6

V

Vachon, John 131, 144, 145, 172

Van Sant, Gus 246

Vidal, Gore 220

Vishiac, Roman 73-4

W

Weegee 94-7, 98, 136, 154, 168-9, 174, 206, 214

Welty, Eudora 53, 60, 69, 131-2, 238, 251

Wenders, Wim 24, 218, 230, 255, 288,304

Westerbeck, Colin 27, 64

Weston, Edward 8n, 48, 75n, 81-4, 98-100, 108n, 111-127, 121, 159, 167n, 236-7, 247, 253, 270n, 296-314, 299, 302, 305, 309, 311 , 312, 314, 317, 322

Whelan, Richard 90n, 108

Whitman, Walt 1-2, 3n, 8, 160, 294, 304-6

Wilson, Charis 8n, 114, 119-24, 159, 298, 301-2, 303n, 304-7, 310,312

Winogrand, Garry 9, 18-22, 19, 26, 29, 31, 52-3, 58n, 148-8, 147, 176-9, 177, 224-7, 225, 226, 246, 248, 257-8, 283, 313-5, 317

Witkin, Joel-Peter 68

Woodman, Francesca 280-2

Woolf, Virginia 126

Wordsworth, William 13-4, 15, 24-5, 44-5, 46, 235, 309

XYZ

Yourcenar, Marguerite 161, 166

Zadkine, Ossip 32