Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand was a street photographer, who was widely known for taking pictures that portray postwar American life of the 20th century. He did his most famous work in New York, but has also travelled and photographed in California, Texas, Miami, and Chicago. After Winogrand’s death at 56, thousands of his rolls of undeveloped film were found. Since then nearly 100 of these pictures have been printed for the first time. I don’t have anything to say in any picture. A key element to Winogrand’s philosophy on photography was that he would emotionally detach himself from his photographs by waiting a year or two to develop them. A quote I found by him states, “my only interest in photography is to see what someone thing looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions.” By waiting an extended period of time to develop his film, he was better able to choose a photograph based on quality rather than emotions. I think this is a good tip for photographers to follow because it allows them to be more objective when looking at their shots. I also like the mystery that it adds to the photography since you won’t remember what pictures you took so long ago. The picture posted below was taken at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.




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