Talks & Events
The Story Behind a Photo
Thu 21 Jul, 18.30
Geoff Dyer, photo: Matt Stuart
Join writer Geoff Dyer as he selects a single photograph and tells the story behind it.
For tonight’s event Geoff Dyer has chosen a photograph by Roy DeCarava (December 9, 1919 – October 27, 2009) an African-American painter and photographer who resided in Harlem, New York City. DeCarava was initially known for his early work chronicling the lives of African Americans and jazz artists in Harlem. Later on in his career DeCarava became known as a founder of fine art photography separate from the social documentary style of his predecessors who documented African-American life.
Geoff Dyer's many books include: But Beautiful (winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize); Zona, The Missing of the Somme; Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and The Ongoing Moment (winner of the ICP Infinity Award for Writing on Photography). A new book, White Sands, has just been published by Canongate. A recipient of a 2015 Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at USC.
Geoff Dyer will be signing copies of his books after his talk.
If you are unable to make it to the event signed copies of his books are available to pre-order from the Bookshop.
£15/£10 Members & Concessions, includes a glass of wine, booking essential