Garry Winogrand

Edited by Leo Rubinfien; With contributions by Sarah Greenough, Susan Kismaric, Erin O'Toole, Tod Papageorge, and Sandra S. Phillips

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Widely regarded as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) did much of his best-known work in Manhattan during the 1960s, becoming an epic chronicler of that tumultuous decade. But Winogrand was also an avid traveler and roamed extensively around the United States, bringing exquisite work out of nearly every region of the country.

This landmark retrospective catalogue looks at the full sweep of Winogrand’s exceptional career. Drawing from his enormous output, which at the time of his death included thousands of rolls of undeveloped film and unpublished contact sheets, the book will serve as the most substantial compendium of Winogrand’s work to date. Lavishly illustrated with both iconic images and photographs that have never been seen before now, and featuring essays by leading scholars of American photography, Garry Winogrand presents a vivid portrait of an artist who unflinchingly captured America’s swings between optimism and upheaval in the postwar era.

Leo Rubinfien is a photographer and essayist in New York City. Sarah Greenough is senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Susan Kismaric was curator of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art for over thirty-five years. Erin O’Toole is assistant curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Tod Papageorge is Walker Evans Professor of Photography at Yale University. Sandra Phillips is senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(03/09/13-06/02/13) 

National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jeu de Paume, Paris

Fundacion MAPFRE, Madrid

“This major exhibition and catalog promise to provide a revelatory time trip.”—J. Hoberman, Artforum 

“Winogrand reveals the inimitable rowdiness of real life in all its tragic and comic excess, establishing a whole new style of street shooting that is celebrated in this fine volume.” —Publishers Weekly

“The retrospective's accompanying catalog, "Garry Winogrand," edited by Leo Rubinfien, is an absorbing compendium offering dozens of rare and never-before-exhibited images.”—Chicago Tribune

"[T]his book of over 400 black-and-white photographs, along with the touring exhibition that accompanies it, represents the most ambitious project of its kind to present the full extent of Winogrand’s work”—Ananda Pellerin, Another Mgazine, 25th June 2013

“Winogrand once described the world as ‘a place I bought a ticket to’ and although one can ponder the meaning of this statement . . . this book boldly attempts to illustrate what exactly he was suggesting by providing a generous and methodological overview of his life’s work.”—Bronwen Colquhoun, Arts Quarterly

 “[In] contention for retrospective book of the year is the eponymous Garry Winogrand, a hefty catalogue for this year’s vast exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. One of the great pioneers of American street photography, his images still surprise with their off-kilter composition and wired energy.”—Sean O’Hagan, The Observer

Awarded Second prize in the Exhibition Catalogs (greater than $750,000) category in this year's American Alliance of Museum's Publication Design Competition.
ISBN: 9780300191776
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Publishing Partner: Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
448 pages, 9 3/4 x 11 3/8
460 duotone illus.
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