Gary Winogrand Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

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Re: Gary Winogrand Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

letx wrote:

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meagre offerings wrote:

If you will be in NYC from now through September 21, you might want to take in theGary Wiinogrand Exhibit. He was a prolific documentary and street photographer. It is an exhibit well worth the price of admission, which is anything you choose to pay.

How lucky are you to be able to view one of the finest ever in this field.

Some may beg to differ. He was stronger in leg than in eye, in eye than in mind.

Perhaps my understanding of his work is deficient, but that is how I read him. He is no hero of mine.

He does something you cannot and its something you and he didnt understand. He spoke of it often and it appears in many of his photographs but I never see it in yours unless the subject volunteers it in a kind of inverse of roles. I wont give you any more clue then that but you are right it is a deficiency and especially for a street photographer

Rigor mortis?

I am extremely jealous.

Ps, while you are there could you please take note of how many of winogrands shots were taken with a long FL lens, say over 50mm.

I bet I can guess there may be none.

Each artist, and each photo has to be judged on its own merits.
I suspect that few, if any, street photographers took more lousy film street photos than Gary Winogrand. I suspect he would agree.

Yes, the volume was a consequence of something and then he though he had lost it and that thought was enough to lose it forever. Very tragic, very human was Gary. You could do with a touch.

Life?

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http://sidewalkshadows.com/blog/ (street photos)
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