Caught Reading: The Intimacy of Books

September 19, 2008-February 27, 2009

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Caught Reading, at the Rosenberg Library, features the photographs of André Kertész, a Hungarian photographer who photographed readers between 1920 and 1970, in Europe, Asia and the United States. When his photographs were first published, critics praised the way he’d caught the compelling nature of books and the way that people engaged in this the intimate act of reading in public places, removing themselves from their surroundings and traveling to another world.

Where do you like to read? What do you like to read?

After looking at these photographs, we’re reminded that we have the opportunity to read constantly throughout the day-in the street: signage, headlines, and flyers on computers: in the library, at home, in cafes. And of course there are always books and magazines which we can take anywhere.

Come into the library and take a look at Kertesz’ book On Reading.

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