Friday Inspiration – Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand was born in New York City in January 1928. He studied painting and photography at Columbia University and attended a photojournalism class at The New School for Social Research. Winogrand liked roaming the streets of New York with his 35mm Leica camera, rapidly taking photographs using a prefocused wide angle lens.

In 1963, Winograd made his first notable appearance at an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. In 1966, Winogrand exhibited at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York with Lee Friedlander, Duane Michals, Bruce Davidson, and Danny Lyon. In 1967, he participated in a show at the MoMA with Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander. During his career, he received three Guggenheim Fellowship Awards (1964, 1969, and 1979) and a National Endowment of the Arts Award in 1979. Winogrand also taught photography courses at the University of Texas at Austin and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

When Gary Winogrand passed away in 1984, he left behind nearly 300,000 unedited images and more than 2,500 undeveloped rolls of film.

More of Garry Winogrand’s images can be seen on the Museum of Modern Art’s website.

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