Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

January 29, 2012–September 30, 2012
Now Closed: January 29, 2012–Sep 30, 2012
North Building - Level 7

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.

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is supported by the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign.