Garry Winogrand photographed in crowds and on the street from his early days as a New York magazine freelancer in the 1950s to his last years in Los Angeles. When he sensed the composition of a picture falling into place, Winogrand would quickly raise his camera to his eye and take candid photos of anonymous people. He used a 35mm Leica camera that enabled him to photograph quickly and freely. Often he focused on women—in parks, getting into cars, at parties, exiting stores—creating photographs that highlighted the changing role of women and, at times, the uncertainty of their new place. Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful presents a selection of nearly 50 photographs from the museum’s permanent collection culled from the hundreds that Garry Winogrand took of women on the street, a selection of which were published in the 1975 book of the same title. Women are Beautiful will be on view through September 30, 2012.
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Currently on view in our level seven photography gallery is a show dedicated to the American photographer Garry Winogrand. In the late 1960s and early 1970s Winogrand explored the creative possibilities of photographing on the streets or in crowds. When he sensed the composition of a picture falling into place, Winogrand would quickly raise his camera to his eye and take candid photos of anonymous people (or so he thought, but more on that in a bit). More