Posted on March 6, 2013 by Isabella Cecconi
Winogrand, has always been acknowledged as street photographer, known for his portraits of 60’s America. Influenced by Walker Evans, or Robert Frank, many of his photographs depicted the social issues of his time and the role of media in shaping attitudes. He wandered the streets of New York with his 35mm Leica camera rapidly taking photographs using a prefocused wide angle lens. Nowadays he is acknowledged as one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, a major voice of America’s tumultuous 60’s decade. He photographed the rich and powerful and everyday strangers on the street, antiwar protesters and politicians, airports and zoos. In many of his pictures, humor and visual energy are the flip sides of an anxious instability. At the time of his death, at age 56, there was discovered about 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls. SFMOMA will host until june the 2nd an exhibition on this marvelous photographer. Time to discover him!
March 09 – June 02, 2013