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Garry Winogrand
     

Garry Winogrand

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by Leo Rubinfien (Editor), Sarah Greenough, Erin O'Toole, Tod Papageorge, Sandra S. Phillips
 

Widely regarded as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) did much of his best-known work in Manhattan during the 1960s, becoming an epic chronicler of that tumultuous decade. But Winogrand was also an avid traveler and roamed extensively around the United States, bringing exquisite work out of nearly every

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Widely regarded as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) did much of his best-known work in Manhattan during the 1960s, becoming an epic chronicler of that tumultuous decade. But Winogrand was also an avid traveler and roamed extensively around the United States, bringing exquisite work out of nearly every region of the country.

This landmark retrospective catalogue looks at the full sweep of Winogrand’s exceptional career. Drawing from his enormous output, which at the time of his death included thousands of rolls of undeveloped film and unpublished contact sheets, the book will serve as the most substantial compendium of Winogrand’s work to date. Lavishly illustrated with both iconic images and photographs that have never been seen before now, and featuring essays by leading scholars of American photography, Garry Winogrand presents a vivid portrait of an artist who unflinchingly captured America’s swings between optimism and upheaval in the postwar era.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Edited by photographer and essayist Rubinfien, this landmark volume serves as the catalogue to a Winogrand (1928-1984) travelling retrospective opening in March 2013 at the San Francisco Museum of Art, and features 460 black-and-white photographs and five accompanying essays. The catalogue mixes the photographer’s most famous images with some never-before-seen work from previously undeveloped film and unpublished contact sheets. Unlike contemporaries Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander, Winogrand’s work is distinctly off-kilter and frenetic, richly evoking the societal changes afoot in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. However, the work is also deeply personal—he shows us Americans from all walks of life, their relationships to each other, and their environment. In several famous shots, we see their reactions to him and his camera, as in the woman laughing while holding an ice cream cone, clearly amused by something he said. Just as masterfully, Winogrand sometimes captured an entire tableau, as in the shot of eight people on a New York park bench, which contains multiple stories competing for attention. Winogrand reveals the inimitable rowdiness of real life in all its tragic and comic excess, establishing a whole new style of street shooting that is celebrated in this fine volume. 460 duotone illus. (Apr.)
Chicago Tribune

“The retrospective's accompanying catalog, "Garry Winogrand," edited by Leo Rubinfien, is an absorbing compendium offering dozens of rare and never-before-exhibited images.”—Chicago Tribune
The Observer - Sean O'Hagan
“[In] contention for retrospective book of the year is the eponymous Garry Winogrand, a hefty catalogue for this year’s vast exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. One of the great pioneers of American street photography, his images still surprise with their off-kilter composition and wired energy.”—Sean O’Hagan, The Observer
American Alliance of Museums - Publication Design Award

Awarded Second prize in the Exhibition Catalogs (greater than $750,000) category in this year's American Alliance of Museum's Publication Design Competition.
Artforum - J. Hoberman

“This major exhibition and catalog promise to provide a revelatory time trip.”—J. Hoberman, Artforum
Library Journal
The Museum of Modern Art organized the first retrospective of photographer Garry Winogrand 25 years ago, only four years after his death in 1984. Arguably, too little time had then elapsed to allow scholars and curators to respond fully to his work, much less examine the numerous posthumous undeveloped and unprinted rolls of film he left behind. This new retrospective and substantial catalog, published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and edited by photographer Rubinfien (A Map of the East), helps to redress that problem. The content—black-and-white plates showing the full range of Winogrand's work, as well as critical essays, biographical information, and a bibliography—amounts to a portable symposium of the artist's work. Although he was adamantly not a political artist, the social forces roiling the mid-century United States in which Winogrand lived nonetheless forcefully defined his work. The book also introduces readers to Winogrand the man, teacher, and friend: warts and all. VERDICT As a genre, retrospectives seem almost invariably affirmative in their assessment of their subject. Students of photography will appreciate this catalog's balance of diverse critical views together with a genuinely warm and affectionate embrace of Winogrand as a person.—Michael Dashkin, New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300191776
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2013
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Leo Rubinfien is a photographer and essayist in New York City. Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Susan Kismaric was curator of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art for over thirty-five years. Erin O’Toole is assistant curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Tod Papageorge is Walker Evans Professor of Photography at Yale University. Sandra Phillips is senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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