Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Garry Winogrand, World’s Fair, New York City, 1964. © Estate of Garry Winogrand

There’s a Garry Winogrand documentary in the works. The film, in post-production now, focuses on the life and work of a quintessentially American street photographer.

From the Pieshake Pictures website:

His “snapshot aesthetic,” once derided by the critics, is the universal language of contemporary global image making.  When he died suddenly at age 56 in 1984, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film – more than a quarter of a million pictures!  He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge.

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable TRAILER from Pieshake Pictures.

Photographer Eric Kim has a nice piece on his site called “10 Things Garry Winogrand Can Teach You About Street Photography,

Among them:

  1. Shoot, a lot
  2. Don’t hesitate and follow your gut
  3. Smile when shooting on the streets

and so on…

It makes for a fun read, even if you’re not a photographer. Eric’s website is loaded with interesting content, and well worth a visit.