Garry Winogrand. Austin, Texas from Women are Beautiful. 1974

Garry Winogrand Austin, Texas from Women are Beautiful 1974

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 419 The David Geffen Galleries

In an era when each roll of film contained 36 exposures and had to be rewound, removed from the camera, and processed, Garry Winogrand was extremely prolific: at his death, he left 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film and 300,000 unedited images. While the previous generation of documentary photographers made pictures in service of social causes, Winogrand and his peers believed that the everyday had value as a photographic subject. Through his distinct and idiosyncratic approach to the medium, he explored the ways in which the camera’s lens changes our vision of the world: “I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs.”

Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2016
Gelatin silver print
8 11/16 × 13 1/16" (22.1 × 33.1 cm)
Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz
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© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery

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