Women are BeautifulArtist(s)Garry WinograndArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1966Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 7/8 in x 13 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 34.77 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. KenyonSubject matter
Comprising 85 images compiled and sequenced by the photographer himself, Winogrand's "Women are Beautiful" were first exhibited and published as a book in 1975, and then again as a portfolio of prints in 1981. The portfolio features the contemporary urban woman—mainly of New York City—as seen through Winogrand's wide-angle lens on his Leica M4 throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Women are shown engaging in a variety of daily activities, and ranging in moods from joyfulness to boredom and sadness. While certain photographs have been criticized for enacting an objectifying male gaze trained upon the unaware female subject, others have been celebrated for showing the expressive freedom of the new woman.
This photograph shows a group of women and girls congregating in a covered walkway. The corridor borders a kempt garden and is attached to a building. At the far end of the corridor to the top left quadrant of the photograph, poses a woman in a swimsuit. The figures in the foreground to the right of the image appear oblivious to the presence of the camera.Physical Description
Photograph of women and girls congregating in a covered walkway bordering a small garden.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)