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Untitled

Accession Number
1983/2.150

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 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 Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Figures
automobiles
beauty
buildings
car
man
modern and contemporary art
sidewalks
standing
street scenes
streets
walking
women
women (female humans)

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