Exploring “The Pleasures of Good Photographs”

Exploring “The Pleasures of Good Photographs”

The Pleasure of Good Photographs by Gerry Badger. Photo by Tom Griggs

A Flak Photo Discussion with Tom Griggs

Hey Photobook Fans!

Flak Photo is is teaming up with fototazo creator Tom Griggs to host an online community conversation focused on essays from Gerry Badger’s recently published The Pleasures of Good Photographs. For those of you who don't already have a copy, Aperture Foundation offers a 20% discount for online orders via their website.

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Badger is a critic, curator, and photographer who — for over 30 years — has contributed essays to periodicals and books that shape our contemporary understanding of photography. Witty, scholarly, and highly readable, the essays touch on subjects from photobooks to Photoshop, using work from dozens of photographers to investigate themes that impact all of us as makers of and thinkers about photography.

This public discussion will provide a structured setting for reading the book and exploring its ideas. It will be a forum for expanding our understanding by reading collectively, a place for asking and answering questions and looking at how the book’s themes can be applied beyond the book itself.

All are welcome to join us in the conversation, which will be hosted in Flak Photo Books, a Facebook group designed to facilitate the collaborative exploration of new ideas in photography. Our first discussion kicks off on Monday, May 7, 2012 with the essay, "Literate, Authoritative, Transcendent: Walker Evans's American Photographs" (page 22).

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Naturally, we'd love for more people to hear about this; please feel free to share this news with friends, students and colleagues who would be interested in contributing to the dialogue. Please, join us!