Photographer: Garry Winogrand – Women Are Beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

One of my favorite photo exhibitions I’ve seen was of Garry Winogrand’s “Women are Beautiful” at the Denver Art Museum in 2012. I’d always loved Winogrand’s street photography, but had never seen many images from this collection. (Probably because the book costs hundreds of dollars.) These photographs of young (white) women are fun, awkward, and always interesting. They’re also provocative and exploitative — and often say as much about the men in the images as they do the women. Looking at them in 2014, though, they’re socially relevant as a documentation of the changing of the role of women through the 60s into the 70s.

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

garry winogrand women are beautiful

Photographs of Photographers

william eggleston photographer

An exchange with fellow photographer Roger May on Twitter Thursday inspired this post of some of my favorite photographs of some of my favorite photographers. From above to bottom are: William Eggleston, Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand.

richard avedon self portrait

margaret bourke white self portrait

robert capa photographer

lee friedlander photographer

garry winogrand by lee friedlander