• Garry Winogrand, called “the central photographer of his generation” in 1978 by John Szarkowski, is considered one of the most...
    Garry Winogrand at work in San Francisco, 7 August 1972. Photo: Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images

    Garry Winogrand, called “the central photographer of his generation” in 1978 by John Szarkowski, is considered one of the most influential photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Born in New York, where he lived and worked for much of his life, Winogrand studied painting at City College and Columbia University. He then went on to study photography at The New School with Alexey Brodovich, the art director at Harper’s Bazaar. He got his start in commercial photography but soon found his photographic passion was in making his own pictures on the streets of New York and across America. Often referred to as a street photographer, his pictures broke open new possibilities for how a “documentary” photograph might be defined. Throughout the 1960s and 70s, he captured the visual cacophony of city streets, people, rodeos, airports, and animals in zoos creating visual commentaries on modern life.

  • In Winogrand’s unique approach to the act of photographing he put himself in the middle of the scene actively participating...
    Jonathan Brand, Garry Winogrand, 1967

    In Winogrand’s unique approach to the act of photographing he put himself in the middle of the scene actively participating in the performance being played out by his, mostly unaware, subjects. He didn’t study framing through the lens and instead composed instantaneously, impulsively, improvisationally, as if he were making a kind of pictorial jazz piece. Working in a crowd, he brought the Leica to his eye—and dropped it away from his eye—so rapidly that, as the photographer, Tod Papageorge said, “people didn’t know whether they were being photographed or not, whether he even took the picture.”

     

    Winogrand's photographs were exhibited widely during his lifetime, including Edward Steichen's The Family of Man at the Museum of Modern Art, Towards a Social Landscape at the George Eastman House, and the 1967 New Documents exhibition, curated by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art.  When he died suddenly at age 56, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film – more than a quarter of a million pictures and a quarter of his life’s works. These images capture a bygone era; the New York Mad Men, the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood.

  • Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.- Garry Winogrand

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    • Garry Winogrand, Hippy Hollow, Lake Travis, Austin, Texas, 1973
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  • Garry Winogrand, Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry, New York, 1971

    Garry Winogrand

    Circle Line Statue of Liberty Ferry, New York, 1971
    Signed, and editioned in pencil on mount recto
    Silver gelatin print mounted to museum board. From Fifteen Photographs by Garry Winogrand. Printed 1974
    Image: 8 9/16 x 12 7/8 inches
    Mount: 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
    Edition 35 of 75
     
    $12,000
  • “I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs."

    Garry Winogrand

  • Garry Winogrand, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1958

    Garry Winogrand

    Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1958
    Signed, and editioned in pencil on mount recto
    Silver gelatin print mounted to museum board. From Fifteen Photographs by Garry Winogrand. Printed 1974
    Image: 8 5/8 x 13 inches
    Mount: 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
    Edition 35 of 75
     
    $15,000
  • Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, California, 1969

    Garry Winogrand

    Los Angeles, California, 1969
    Signed, and editioned in pencil on mount recto
    Silver gelatin print mounted to museum board. From Fifteen Photographs by Garry Winogrand. Printed 1974
    Image: 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches
    Mount: 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
    Edition 35 of 75
     
    $15,000
  • Garry Winogrand, Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial Ball, New York City, New York, 1969

    Garry Winogrand

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Centennial Ball, New York City, New York, 1969
    Signed, and editioned in pencil on mount recto
    Silver gelatin print mounted to museum board. From Fifteen Photographs by Garry Winogrand. Printed 1974
    Image: 8 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches
    Mount: 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
    Edition 35 of 75
     
    $5,800
  • Garry Winogrand, New York City (large dog running in snow, tree), 1968

    Garry Winogrand

    New York City (large dog running in snow, tree), 1968
    Signed with annotations in pencil verso
    Silver gelatin print
    Image: 13 3/8 x 9 inches
    Paper: 14 x 11 inches
     
    $6,800
  • Garry Winogrand, Cowboy Holding Horse at Rodeo

    Garry Winogrand

    Cowboy Holding Horse at Rodeo
    Signed in pencil verso
    Silver gelatin print
    Image: 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches
    Paper: 11 x 14 inches
     
    $6,800