Gerry Badger: The Pleasures of Good Photographs
Gerry Badger titled his collection of essays on photography after Lee Friedlander, who once said: ‘the pleasures of good photographs are the pleasures of good photographs’. With accessible and vivacious writing, Badger makes seemingly simple claims that quickly become layered and profound. He is open-minded yet opinionated, slightly cynical, and deeply, infectiously infatuated with the medium. Reading this book and sharing it with students is indeed a pleasure. It makes sense that Badger was the 2011 winner of the Infinity Award in Writing.