UntitledArtist(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 girl, dressed in a white sweater and shorts, standing on the curb, looking over her shoulder to meet the camera's gaze. Her stolidity is accentuated, as her strictly vertical pose stands in contrast with the leaning utility poles and a skewed tall grassy hedge behind her. The photograph appears to be taken from inside a car, as the edge of the car's window is visible on the left edge of the image, while a short shadow is cast across the foreground of the image.Physical Description
Photograph of a girl standing on the curb, looking over her shoulder to meet the camera's gaze.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)