Wednesday, May 20, 2015

43 Photographs - Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) - The portfolio "Women Are Beautiful", 1960s

A native New Yorker, Garry Winogrand became known for his street photography blending documentary and photojournalist styles and freezing his subjects in spontaneous and bizarre moments. 


Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Winogrand typically used a wide-angle lens mounted on a Leica 35mm camera and photographed prolifically, leaving 2,500 rolls of shot but undeveloped film and 300,000 unedited images upon his death.

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Winogrand believed that the act of framing and photographing something transformed it. His images are often confrontational and take moments out of context, positioning Winogrand as an outside observer of human gestures and actions. 

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Among Winogrand’s favorite subjects were women, and he described himself as being “compulsively interested in women” and having “compulsively photographed women.” 

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

The resulting book offers a random collection of women caught on the street, in parks, getting into cars, at parties, marching in parades, skinny-dipping in ponds, etc. The images capture not only Winogrand’s attraction to the women he photographed, but also the styles, activities, gestures, and energies pertaining to gender in the 1960s and 1970s, an era of transition during second-wave feminism and the sexual revolution.

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Garry Winogrand was born in 1928 in New York. He studied painting at the City College of New York; painting and photography at Columbia University; and photojournalism with Alexey Brodovitch at The New School for Social Research. He was a freelance photojournalist throughout the 1950s and 1960s for such publications as Life, Sports Illustrated, Look, and Fortune. 

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Winogrand received Guggenheim Fellowships in 1964, 1969, and 1979, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1975. Monographs include The Animals (1968, 2004); Women are Beautiful (1975); Public Relations (1977, 2004); Stock Photographs: The Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (1980); Winogrand: Figments from the Real World (1988, 2003); The Man in the Crowd: The Uneasy Streets of Garry Winogrand (1999); The Game of Photography (2001); and Arrivals and Departures: Airport Pictures (2009). Winogrand’s archive resides at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Photography curator, historian, and critic John Szarkowski called Winogrand the central photographer of his generation

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Winogrand's parents, Abraham and Bertha, emigrated to the US from Budapest and Warsaw. Garry grew up with his sister Stella in a then predominantly Jewish working-class area of the Bronx, New York, where his father was a leather worker in the garment industry, and his mother made neckties for piecemeal work. Winogrand graduated from high school in 1946 and entered the US Army Air Force. He returned to New York in 1947.

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Paris, France, ca. 1969
gelatin-silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet)

Winogrand was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer on 1 February 1984 and went immediately to the Gerson Clinic in Tijuana to seek an alternative cure. He died on 19 March, at age 56.

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Central Park, New York, 1968
gelatin-silver print, 14 x 11 inches (sheet)

World's Fair, New York, , from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: 1964; printed 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1968
gelatin-silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet)

Untitled, ca. 1970, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
gelatin-silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet)

Untitled, ca. 1970, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Centennial Ball, Metropolitan Museum, New York, 1969
gelatin-silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet)

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13
1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, From the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in


Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" Portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 13 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in; paper: 14 in x 11 in

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in

Untitled, from the "Women are Beautiful" portfolio
Date: n.d., portfolio 1981
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: image: 8 3/4 in x 13 1/8 in; paper: 11 in x 14 in