Calendar: Reading Art Discussion: "The Ongoing Moment" by Geoff Dyer

Event Description

Considering the way images are indexed in the current exhibition, Image Search: Photography from the Collection, PAMM and The Miami Rail select The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer as the winter Reading Art book.

Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus and William Eggleston have photographed the same things – barbershops, benches, hands, roads, signs – Geoff Dyer seeks to identify their signature styles. In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers – many of whom never met – constantly encounter one another. 
  • 11am Book discussion on the terrace (participants receive 10% discount at Verde Coffee Bar)

  • 12pm Tour of Image Search: Photography from the Collection led by PAMM Associate Curator Diana Nawi

“Truly original… A whole narrative of intensely felt and observed moments… After reading it, life seems larger.” John Berger, Harper’s Magazine

"The Ongoing Moment" is available for purchase at the PAMM Shop. Hear Geoff Dyer speak at PAMM on March 6.

Lee Friedlander, Storefront News Stand, circa 1962
Lee Friedlander, Storefront News Stand, circa 1962. Gelatin silver print. 
5-1/4 x 7-3/4 inches. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, promised gift of Charles Cowles.
© Lee Friedlander. Courtesy Janet Borden, Inc., New York