Retrospective Garry Winogrand

San Francisco, March 9 – June 2, 2013

SF Moma presents the first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist photographer Garry Winogrand.

 

 

Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand photographed with dazzling energy and incessant appetite, exposing some 20,000 rolls of film in his short lifetime (1928-1984). Business moguls, everyday women on the street, famous actors and athletes, hippies, rodeos, politicians, soldiers, animals in zoos, airports, antiwar demonstrators and the construction workers who beat them bloody in view of the unmoved police... All this astonishing portraits were taken rapidly, from life, the subjects not knowing about it.   

 

 

 


While Winogrand is widely considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, his overall body of work and influence on the field remains incompletely explored. He was enormously prolific but largely postponed the editing and printing of his work. Dying suddenly at the age of 56, he left behind approximately 6,500 rolls of film (some 250,000 images) that he had never seen, as well as proof sheets from his earlier years that he had marked but never printed. Roughly half of the photographs in the exhibition have never been exhibited or published until now; over 100 have never before been printed.

The exhibition is divided into three parts, each covering a broad variety of subjects found in Winogrand's art. "Down from the Bronx" presents photographs taken for the most part in New York from his start in 1950 until 1971; "A Student of America" looks at work made in the same period during journeys outside New York; and "Boom and Bust" addresses Winogrand's late period - from when he moved away from New York in 1971 until his death in 1984 - with photographs from Texas and Southern California, as well as Chicago, Washington, Miami, and other locations.


Take your time to visit this big exhibition and discover the fantastic work of Garry Winogrand. To learn more, buy the exhibition catalogue, which is said to be the most comprehensive volume on Winogrand to date (SF Moma store and online).

 

 


Garry Winogrand

March 9 – June 2, 2013

SF Moma, 151 Third street, San Francisco

Everyday except Wednesday 11am – 5:45pm , 8 :45 Thursday .

Adult $18, seniors $13 and students $11. Free for members and kids  < 12.

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Photos (from top to bottom)

Garry Winogrand, Los Angeles, ca.1980–83; gelatin silver print; Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Garry Winogrand, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, 1968; gelatin silver print; collection of John and Lisa Pritzker; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Garry Winogrand, John F. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960; posthumous digital reproduction from original negative; Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.