UntitledArtist(s)Garry WinograndArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Datecirca 1970Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
10 7/8 in x 13 11/16 in (27.62 cm x 34.77 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/8 in (56.04 cm x 46.04 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.
Taken in New York City, this image shows a young woman in mid-stride, walking full of intent from the street onto the curbside, and looking directly at the camera. Her pants billow vigorously, while her shirt creases and stretches to the motion of her wide stride. Winogrand frames the woman in between the lines of the sidewalk that seem to compress and warp the space of the image, pressing the surfaces of the street up against the picture plane.Physical Description
Photograph of a woman wearing a shirt and pants, walking from the street onto the curbside, staring directly at the camera.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)