June 29, 2024–January 12, 2025

Garry Winogrand exhibition ID

A voracious photographer who shot hundreds of thousands of pictures over his lifetime, Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) was a pivotal figure in twentieth-century American photography. Winogrand used his lightweight Leica camera athletically, moving in and out of crowds—from Manhattan streets to Texas football fields—as he honed an impulsive yet sophisticated sense of composition. With their wide-angle views and off-kilter perspectives, his photographs convey the energy and upheaval of the 1960s and 1970s, bringing disparate figures, glances, and incidents together within the frame.

The photographs in this gallery come from some of Winogrand’s most significant projects, from pictures made on road trips across the US and in New York City’s zoos, to scenes of protest, and an abiding (and controversial) interest in photographing women. While Winogrand was criticized for his preoccupation with the female form during the height of the women’s movement, he also celebrated the newfound freedoms women enjoyed in the public sphere, even as they were subjected to male gazes like his own.


Featured at top right: Garry Winogrand, Apollo 11 Moon Shot, Cape Kennedy, Florida, 1969. Gelatin silver print. Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art; Gift of Carl W. Melcher, M.1985.039.001. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, all rights reserved. Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.