Influences: Garry Winogrand

An homage to another of my photographic influences.

Raw, Naked Art

Garry Winogrand ((14 January 1928, New York City – 19 March 1984, Tijuana, Mexico) was considered by many to be the central photographer of his generation. A street photographer by nature, Winogrand rose to fame, eventually shooting some of the most famous people of his day.

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Marilyn Monroe, on the set of “The Seven Year Itch”

Winogrand’s upbringing wasn’t much different than a lot of photographers of his ilk — having been exposed to New York City’s street life and diversity from an early age. From Wikipedia:

Winogrand grew up in the then predominantly Jewish working-class area of the Bronx, New York, where his father, Abraham, was a leather worker, and his mother, Bertha, made neckties for piecemeal work.[4][5]

Winogrand studied painting at City College of New York and painting and photography at Columbia University in New York City in 1948. He also attended a…

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