Happy Birthday, Garry Winogrand!

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The great street photographer Garry Winogrand was born on this day, January 14th, in 1928, in NYC. Happy Birthday, Garry Winogrand! See the exhibition "Women are Beautiful," opening this Monday the 17th at the Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College in Upstate New York Through April 3, 2011 at 198 College Hill Road Clinton, NY 13323 "In 1975 Winogrand published Women are Beautiful, a book of eighty-five photographs of women. The images, culled from hundreds, are candid shots of anonymous women on streets, at social gatherings, marching in protest, and generally going about their daily lives. Winogrand wrote: “Whenever I’ve seen an attractive woman, I’ve done my best to photograph her. I don’t know if all the women in the photographs are beautiful, but I do know that the women are beautiful in the photographs. By the term ‘attractive woman,’ I mean a woman I react to, positively….I do not mean as a man getting to know a woman, but as a photographer photographing.” Despite his own dissatisfaction with the book and its lack of success, Winogrand later issued two portfolios devoted to the same subject, Women are Beautiful (1981) and Garry Winogrand: Women are better than men. Not only have they survived, they do prevail (1982). This exhibition features a selection of works from the Women are Beautiful and Women are better than men portfolios in the Emerson Gallery collection. It explores Winogrand’s unique style of street photography, his fascination with women, and his desire to contain and study them within the photographic frame." The above from: https://www.hamilton.edu/gallery/exhibitions/garry-winogrand-women-are-b... One from the vault: Winogrand with Bill Moyers at http://2point8.whileseated.org/2007/03/23/garry-winogrand-with-bill-moye... and a recent Google "Street Re-View" of one of his LA pictures: http://jophilippe.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/google-street-view-re-photo-g...

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