In his review of Garry Winogrand’s retrospective at SFMOMA, Richard Conway talks about the vast expanse of Winogrand’s work, and the charm that made it possible:
A deeply unpretentious and inventive photographer, his frenetic, apparently off-the-cuff pictures descend from the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans. On the streets, he was a shoot-often kind of guy, one who could get so close to subjects as to either charm or irritate them. Winogrand took so many pictures, in fact, that it is hard to grasp the breadth of his contribution to photography: After his death in 1984 he left behind an estimated 250,000 frames in total, most of which he never saw himself. –Richard Conway
From the Time Magazine Lightbox online posting by Richard Conway on 13 March 2013.
To learn more about Winogrand and his work, please visit his artist page.
To purchase the exhibition catalog, please visit the publication page.