Richard B. Woodward is an arts critic in New York. His writing on photography has appeared in The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Bookforum, The Paris Review Daily, Film Comment, Financial Times, and many other publications. He regularly contributes to the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Collector Daily, and he is at work on a book about photography and violence for Yale University Press. (May 2018)
Geoff Dyer’s new book, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, is more linear than his first, The Ongoing Moment, but no less idiosyncratic. Selecting one hundred images from among the estimated one million that the fantastically prolific street photographer made during his life, Dyer analyzes each one in jaunty riffs that are longer than extended captions but shorter than fully-formed essays. The structure suits Dyer’s talents perfectly.