Born in New York in 1928 where he lived and worked much of his life, street photographer Garry Winogrand was lauded for his portrayal of American life and its social issues in the mid-20th century. He received three Guggenheim Fellowships to work on personal projects, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and published four books during his lifetime. He was one of three photographers featured in the influential New Documents exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in ’67 and had solo exhibitions at MOMA in 1969, 1977 and 1988. In 2013 the San Francisco Museum of Art staged a major retrospective exhibition with over 160 photographs of Winogrand’s work. The exhibition was shown at venues including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fundacíon MAPFRE in Madrid, Spain.
Winogrand’s output was prodigious. At his death, he left behind 2500 undeveloped rolls of 36-exposure 35mm film, 6,500 rolls of film that had been developed but not printed and 300 unedited 35mm contact sheets – that’s at least 300,000 images – equal to at least two life’s work for other photographers. Garry Winogrand died at the age of 56.
Women Are More Beautiful Than Men, Silver gelatine print by Garry Winogrand from the Badger & Fox Gallery Collection will showing in the Home@735 Invitational exhibition opening on June 15th. For more details on the show, check out me blog at http://www.anthonybautovich.com/curatingwriting/