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 young woman and man standing on the sidewalk talking. Winogrand carves out a space in the center of the composition; their immobility amidst the bustling sidewalk accentuated by the placement of figures in mid-stride on the two edges of the photograph—one entering the frame from the right and the other exiting the frame on the left.Physical Description
Photograph of a young man and woman stopped in the middle of the sidewalk to talk.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)