Garry Winogrand / Women are Beautiful

In its upcoming exhibition, WestLicht Museum for Photography (Vienna) presents Women are Beautiful, both the most prominent and most debated series by famed Street Photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984). The 85 photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, which Winogrand compiled in a book by the same title published in 1975, form a thorough portrait of an era on the move. During the post-war years, there was a change in the attitude of women, based on an intense exercise of inner and outer freedom. Winogrand’s series is an unprecedented document of social change taking shape in public everyday life. Following the women through the streets of Manhattan and joining them at high society parties, Winogrand’s camera observes how they occupy public space with self-confident grace and how social transformation manifests in their body language and habitus. Although the series depicts women as principal agents of change, they however remain subjected to the male gaze of a brilliant image hunter. The exhibition is open until August 3rd, 2014.

By: Tinagent