Gerry Badger and John Gossage in Conversation
Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 pm
On Occasion of the Publication of
The Pleasures of Good Photographs by Gerry Badger
The Pleasures of Good Photographs (Aperture, June 2010) is an intellectual and aesthetic excursion led by Gerry Badger, one of photography’s eminent critics and popular writers. On the occasion of its publication, Aperture is pleased to present a conversation between Badger and his contemporary—celebrated author and photographer John Gossage. Drawing from the nearly three decades of writing and thinking about photography presented in Badger’s new volume of essays, Badger and Gossage will offer insight into their favorite images, artists, and themes.
The Pleasures of Good Photographs showcases primarily new essays, with a few classics thrown in for good measure, making it an important addition to the canon of photographic writing. A book signing will follow the conversation.
Gerry Badger, a photography critic for nearly thirty years, is himself a photographer, as well as an architect and curator. He has written for dozens of periodicals and his previous books include The Photobook: A History, Volumes I and II, coauthored with Martin Parr, and The Genius of Photography: How Photography Has Changed Our Lives, a companion volume to the esteemed BBC television series. Badger lives in London.
John Gossage is well known for his artist’s books and photographic publications, and has produced seventeen books and boxes on specific bodies of work. He is the author of The Pond, to be reissued by Aperture in September 2010. In the 1960s, Gossage studied briefly with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch. Since then, his work has been exhibited worldwide. His photographs are held in numerous private and public collections, including those of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gossage lives in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
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