John by Jean

From the publisher:

Photographer Jean Mohr and writer John Berger have been creative collaborators and close friends for more than fifty years. Working together on a variety of projects over this time, they have produced highly acclaimed, groundbreaking books: A Fortunate Man, Ways of Telling and A Seventh Man, to mention just three.

In this present book - which is not so much a biography of John Berger, but more of an extended visual portrait - Jean Mohr has paid tribute to his friend in a sequence of photographs selected from the hundreds he has taken throughout the many years of their friendship. Beginning in the 1960s, formal and informal photographed moments give us intimate, fragmentary glimpses into the professional and domestic world of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the last half century.