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 woman crossing a busy street, her path straying from the designated crosswalk visible in the background. Her figure—legs, body, and handbags all aligned in a diagonal line—is dynamically juxtaposed against the direction of the crosswalk and road surface markings. She appears confident, determined in her stride and absorbed in her movement.Physical Description
Photograph of a woman crossing a busy street, her path straying from the designated crosswalk visible in the background.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)