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Garry Winogrand, a Godfather of Street Photography, Takes NYC with Simultaneous Exhibitions

Garry Winogrand

Central Park Zoo, New York, 1967 © Garry Winogrand. Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher

Garry Winogrand

Los Angeles, 1964 © Garry Winogrand. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Jeffrey Fraenkel

Garry Winogrand

Los Angeles, 1980-83 © Garry Winogrand. The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

With a widely-reviewed, massive exhibition now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Bronx-born photographer Garry Winogrand has been given his first American retrospective in 25 years. The exhibition, which debuted last year at SFMoMA, then traveling to the National Gallery of Art, is on view now through September 21, 2014. At the same time, Rick Wester Fine Art and Pace/MacGill, both in NYC, are also mounting shows of Winogrand’s work. All three exhibitions, to varying degrees, feature lesser-known images along with the well-known favorites. The Met is also exhibiting posthumous and never-before-seen prints from Winogrand’s behemoth archive—he shot 26,000 rolls of film over the course of his lifetime. Winogrand begun working as a photographer only after enrolling at Columbia University on the G.I. Bill to study painting, first serving in the military as a weather forecaster. He lived a relatively short life, especially for one so productive, dying suddenly at the age of 56 in 1984.

All photographs © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. The retrospective is on view now through September 21, 2014, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. “Garry Winogrand: The Odd Picture,” at Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC, is on view now until August 1, 2014. And, “Garry Winogrand: Six” is on view now through August 22 at Pace/MacGill Gallery, also in NYC. 

Garry Winogrand

John F. Kennedy, Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles, 1960 © Garry Winogrand. Posthumous print made from original negative, courtesy Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona.

Garry Winogrand

El Morocco, New York, 1955 © Garry Winogrand. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, 1992.

Garry Winogrand

New York, ca.1962 © Garry Winogrand. The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona 

Garry Winogrand

New York World’s Fair, 1964 © Garry Winogrand. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. L.F. Peede, Jr.

Garry Winogrand

Los Angeles, California, 1969 © Garry Winogrand. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand

Centennial Ball, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1969 © Garry Winogrand. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. L.F. Peede, Jr.

Garry Winogrand

Fort Worth, 1974-77 © Garry Winogrand. The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona 

Garry Winogrand

New York, ca.1962 © Garry Winogrand. The Garry Winogrand Archive, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona 

Garry Winogrand

New York, 1968 © Garry Winogrand. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Dr. L.F. Peede, Jr.

Garry Winogrand

Coney Island, New York, ca. 1952 © Garry Winogrand. MoMA, New York. Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz. 

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