Thursday, April 26, 2012

Garry Winogrand - The Individual

Like many lovers of street photography I was excited  when I read there had been a publishing of never before seem images of Garry Winogrand,  14 January 1928 - 19 March 1984, the celebrated and "central street photographer of his generation" as described by John Szorkowski, albeit from the 1960 Democratic National Convention, nonetheless, they were classic BW Winogrand: complete with his anonymity of the individual within the crowd framing.  

Titled 'Behind the Scenes of Power", the photographs mostly of the goings on at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, with voice over by then Governor George McGovern,  were discovered last year by Leo Rubinfien, a photographer and guest curator of a major Winogrand retrospective, jointly organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, opening next March.

The only known published print for the more than 5,000 photographs shot is a vertical image of John F. Kennedy. A number of the photographs  were recently featured in the New York Times Magazine.

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