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Garry Winogrand
1928-1984, New York
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Garry Winogrand began taking photographs in the mid-1940s, during his military service. At the same time, he attended courses devoted to photography at the City College of New York, then at the Columbia University and at the New School for Social Research, where he learn the fundamental principles of street photography. During the 1950s he began working as a freelance photographer, and over the two following decades – ever less dependent on his day job to survive, thanks to his being awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships – he relentlessly cast the wide-angle lens of his Leica on the life of New York, photographing political and cultural events, conferences, protest demonstrations, exhibition openings and, even more keenly, everyday events.
His original approach is the result of finely-honed skills in observing human behaviour, puls an instinctive technical fluency and a free ironic gaze. Though recognized as the unquestioned leading protagonist of street photography, Winogrand has always rejected any kind of pigeon-holing, stating that he is simply a photographer drawn by curiosity to discover how with every frame, photography – through its implicit act of placing four sides around a set of information – subjects reality to an inevitable process of transformation. Winogrand places his trust in his own instinct and the power of photography to see more than the human eye can, thus taking up a position in natural anthesis of the theory of pre-visualization held by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

10 years old

2007-2017: a history of the world told through the images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection

March 11 - April 30, 2017

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Flags of America

CIAC, Foligno

19 marzo - 10 luglio 2016

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Destini/Storie/Vite

Photographs from the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Collection at CAMeC, La Spezia

July 11th - August 31th 2014

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Flags of America

The major American authors of 1940s/1970s

15th December | 7th April 2013

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Garry Winogrand
Los Angeles, 1979
silver gelatin print
23 x 34 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand
Beverly Hills, CA, 1980
silver gelatin print
22,5 x 33,5 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand
Beverly Hills, CA, 1978
silver gelatin print
23 x 34 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand
Hardhat Rally (protest), 1969
silver gelatin print
23 x 34 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand
Untitled, n.d.
from the series Women are Beautiful
silver gelatin print
22,5 x 33,5 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand
R.M. Nixon, 1960, Campaign, 1960
silver gelatin print
27 x 40,5 cm
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco