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Albuquerque, New Mexico

1958, printed 1974 Garry Winogrand Born: New York, New York 1928 Died: Tijuana, Mexico 1984 Double Elephant Press (Publisher) gelatin silver print sheet: 8 5/8 x 13 in. (22.0 x 32.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase © 1974, Estate of Garry Winogrand 1985.36.1 Not currently on view

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“I photograph the world to see what the world looks like photographed.” – Garry Winogrand, 1974

The street was Garry Winogrand’s playground as he recorded fleeting moments from the busy world around him. A pre-focused hand-held camera allowed Winogrand the freedom to shoot at will, without stopping to consciously compose or frame his subjects. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Winogrand seized the opportunity to document an odd arrangement of people and objects. An apprehensive toddler, a toppled tricycle, and a mysterious U shape painted on the face of a mountain come together without explanation or narrative. For Winogrand, this photograph is “the illusion of a literal description of how a camera saw a piece of time and space.

A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013


Architecture Exterior - domestic - garage

Figure - child

Landscape - desert

Landscape - New Mexico - Albuquerque

photography - photoprint



gelatin silver

About Garry Winogrand

Born: New York, New York 1928 Died: Tijuana, Mexico 1984

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