Garry Winogrand: Color
Garry Winogrand, Michael Almereyda, Susan Kismaric
Twin Palms Publishers, 2023
Rarely-seen color work from the preeminent master of postwar American street photography.
This monograph stands as a groundbreaking tribute to the early color work of renowned American photographer Garry Winogrand. While he is most recognized for his candid and lively black-and-white street photography, Winogrand’s portfolio also includes an impressive collection of over 45,000 color slides captured between the early 1950s and the late 1960s. Using two cameras strapped to his chest—one loaded with color film and the other with black-and-white film—he extensively documented his surroundings between commercial assignments, developing and refining a distinct and progressively daring body of personal work.
From the bustling streets of Manhattan to the shaded underside of Coney Island’s boardwalk to the expansive landscapes and open roads of the American West, Winogrand Color unveils a tender portrait of a version of the country that feels at once bygone and timeless. His snapshots of strangers exude an unparalleled sense of intimacy, offering poetic glimpses into everyday postwar America. Presenting 150 photographs selected from the archives at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, this is the first monograph dedicated in full to Winogrand’s vivid color photography.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Garry Winogrand (1928–84) was a highly influential American photographer who came into prominence for his trailblazing contributions to street photography. His keen eye for human emotions and his ability to freeze spontaneous moments immortalized the essence of American society. His work continues to inspire and shape the field, leaving a lasting impact on both his contemporaries and future generations of photographers.