Garry Winogrand. New York. 1968

Garry Winogrand New York 1968

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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
Medium
Gelatin silver print, printed 1987-88 by Tom Consilvio
Dimensions
14 13/16 × 22 5/16" (37.7 × 56.7 cm)
Credit
Purchase
Object number
763.2007
Copyright
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery
Department
Photography
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