The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

Drawing inspiration from Geoff Dyer’s book, the exhibition explores a range of Winogrand’s themes and subjects.

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, an exhibition inspired by Geoff Dyer’s new book of the same title, published by University of Texas of Press. The exhibition will be held at 49 Geary Street, 4th floor, from February 21 to March 16, 2019

New York, 1972
gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet) [27.9 x 35.6 cm]

The exhibition largely emphasizes lesser-known works from the 1960s and 1970s: New York street scenes as well as photographs from sports events, zoos, national parks, beaches, airports and other places where Winogrand explored the chaotic and surreal social interactions that make up everyday life.

New York, 1961
gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches (sheet) [27.9 x 35.6 cm]

Winogrand, who died in 1984, was exhibited as part of Fraenkel Gallery’s second season in 1980. The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand will be the gallery’s 12th Winogrand exhibition, each of which has emphasized a different aspect of the artist whom John Szarkowski of the Museum of Modern Art called “the central photographer of his generation.” The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand precedes the broadcast premier of Sasha Waters Freyer’s award-winning documentary Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, which will be shown on PBS’s American Masters in April 2019.

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