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 group of men and women lounging and chatting—some sitting, some standing—on a low stage. Taken at twilight, the scene is dimly lit by lights in the center. The focus of the composition is on a woman in the right foreground, sitting with her legs spread and hands leaning back on the ground behind; she looks up, smiling and engaged in a conversation with a man standing, whose face is obscured by the darkness.Physical Description
A group people lounging—some sitting, some standing—on a low stage.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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groups of people
modern and contemporary art
stages (performance spaces)
women (female humans)