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Garry Winogrand show opens at The Met, NYC

Garry Winogrand show opens at The Met, NYC
27 Jun 2014

Anyone booking a holiday in New York City will no doubt be planning to take a few snaps of their trip.

But they may also want to see some of the most famous snaps of the city ever taken, by heading to an exhibition opening at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art June 27th.

This show marks the first time for a quarter of a century that there has been a retrospective focused on photographer Garry Winogrand, who is famed for his snaps of NYC.

Named for the photographer whose work it celebrates, the exhibition features in excess of 175 pieces by Winogrand. The show is set to remain at The Met until September 21st this year.

Visitors will find three sections to the display: 'Down from the Bronx', featuring shots of New York made between 1950 and 1971; 'A Student of America', with shots from the same timeframe from outside New York, and; 'Boom and Bust' with later images of other other locations.

Starting life in the Bronx, Winograd lived between 1928 and 1984, and organisers promise that the show presents an overview of the photographer's career.

It has been organised by Washington's National Gallery of Art, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Winograd is mainly known for his street snaps, and a lot of his most famous pieces were taken in Manhattan in the 50s and 60s.

"Winogrand was an artistic descendant of Walker Evans and Robert Frank, but differed sharply from them,” exhibition guest curator Leo Rubinfien said, naming two other famed photographers.

“He admired Frank’sThe Americans, but felt the work missed the main story of its time, which in his mind was the emergence of suburban prosperity and isolation."

"The hope and buoyancy of middle-class life in postwar America is half of the emotional heart of Winogrand’s work. The other half is a sense of undoing. The tension between these qualities gives his work its distinct character."

The photographer died suddenly when he was just 56, leaving a massive 6,600 film rolls he personally hadn't seen the results of.

There's a reason New York City is one of many people's dream destinations. In fact, there are hundreds of reasons.

From the view of icons like the Statue of Liberty, to the bustling and exciting shopping streets, the city makes a wonderful place for a stimulating break.ADNFCR-408-ID-801731704-ADNFCR

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