Garry Winogrand

Photographer, Visual Artist

1928 – 1984

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Who was Garry Winogrand?

Garry Winogrand was a street photographer known for his portrayal of the United States in the mid-20th century. John Szarkowski called him the central photographer of his generation.

Winogrand was known for his portrayal of American life in the early 1960s. Many of his photographs depict the social issues of his time and in the role of media in shaping attitudes. Winogrand's photographs of the Bronx Zoo and the Coney Island Aquarium made up his first book The Animals, a collection of pictures that observes the connections between humans and animals. His book Public Relations shows press conferences, protesters beaten by cops, and museum parties. In Stock Photographs, Winogrand published his views of the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo.

At the time of his death there was discovered about 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls.

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Born
Jan 14, 1928
New York City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • The New School
    Photojournalism
    (1951 - )
  • Columbia University
    Photography
    (1948 - )
Lived in
  • Tijuana
    ( - 1984/03/19)
Died
Mar 19, 1984
Tijuana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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