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Garry Winogrand with Bill Moyers, 1982

This two-part interview between Bill Moyers and Garry Winogrand, conducted in 1982, explores the photographer’s artistic style and philosophy. He explains his thought process on deciding what to shoot and why as well as his theory on photographs being “mute,” capturing only a piece of time and space rather than a narrative story.

A picture is about what’s photographed and how that exists in the photograph—so that’s what we’re talking about. What can happen in a frame? Because photographing something changes it. It’s interesting, I don’t have to have any storytelling responsibility to what I’m photographing. I have a responsibility to describe well. — Garry Winogrand

Part 2 of the interview is available online.
For more information on Garry Winogrand, please visit his artist page.