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Accession Number
1983/2.149

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Garry Winogrand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1966

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
10 7/8 in x 13 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 34.77 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon

Subject 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 three women situated at various points along an outdoors walkway leading up to the entrance to a building housing a women's restroom. Two are exiting the building, while one is walking in from the lower right edge of the frame. Winogrand establishes a play of light and dark, contrasting between the dappled shade of the walkway, the brilliantly sun-lit flat façade of the building, and the pitch black of the building's interior framed by the entrance.

Physical Description
Photograph of three women situated at various points along an outdoor walkway leading up to the entrance to a women's restroom.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Figures
beauty
buildings
buildings (structures)
modern and contemporary art
rest rooms
trees
walking
walkways
women
women (female humans)

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