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Re: Winogrand

tony field wrote:

Marek M wrote:

timo wrote:

A quote from one of Mike Johnston's recent posts on his excellent The Online Photographer website, talking about viewfinders:

'Winogrand often barely looks through his viewfinder at all.

No wonder his pictures are so lousy. I cannot understand reasons for his fame.

Maybe you don't quite understand the culture of the American mid-20th century. Street photography is very culturally specific.

I thought the subject was photography, the art of it, not American mid-20th century culture.

In that culture, you can take good or bad pictures to reflect it. Bad picture of an engaging  culture does not make the picture good.

Chaotic, accidental street picture, despite its subject, can remain bad photography.

Now hearing that Winograd did not even look through viewfinder provides an answer for chaos and lousy pictures.

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