Garry Winogrand
American, 1928-1984
1,858 followers
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2015
The City Lost & Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980,
Princeton University Art Museum
2014
Garry Winogrand: Six,
Pace/MacGill Gallery
Garry Winogrand,
Jeu de Paume

Garry Winogrand is considered one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century, during which he amassed an archive of images capturing its evolving attitudes and anxieties. Legend has it that the minute he stepped into a darkroom in college, Winogrand forever abandoned painting for the camera. He began his career as a freelance journalistic photographer, but upon seeing Walker Evans’s book American Photographs was so deeply moved that he decided to change this approach to the medium. Winogrand was known best for his street photography, and for capturing moments of everyday American life in the post-war era. “No moment is most important,” he once said. “Any moment can be something.” He used a small-format camera, which suited his many travels and liberated his movement in the streets. At the time of his sudden death, he left behind thousands of rolls of undeveloped …

Read more
Want to sell a work by this artist? Learn more.