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Diane Arbus photographing at a beauty pageant by William Gedney, 1967.  Special Collections Library, Duke University, USA.

Diane Arbus photographing at a beauty pageant by William Gedney, 1967. Special Collections Library, Duke University, USA.

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Geoff Dyer: Explaining a Trick by a Further Trick

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05 Aug 2010

Geoff Dyer is a successful novelist, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, as well as a photography historian and journalist. In this lecture he discusses Arbus’s work in the context of 20th century photography. Described by The Telegraph as “quite possibly the best living writer in Britain,” his award winning books include But Beautiful and Out of Sheer Rage. He has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Independent, Wallpaper* and The New York Times. Simon Baker, Tate’s first Curator of Photography will lead a question and answer session.

The Space, 7pm – 8.30pm
Free

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