The first comprehensive overview of Garry Winogrand’s work, long out of print and hard to find, contains an eloquent and important essay on the photographer’s life and work by John Szarkowski and a rich section of plates presenting the photographs thematically. Grouped under the following titles: Eisenhower Years, The Street, Women, The Zoo, On the Road, The Sixties, Etc, The Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo, Airport and Unfinished Work, many of the 179 plates have never been published before. The last section includes 25 images selected from the huge body of work that Winogrand left unpublished at the time of his death in 1984. In his essay, Szarkowski, who knew the photographer well for much of his career, describes the development of Winogrand’s pictorial strategies during his years as a photojournalist, the increasing complexity of his motifs as he pursued more personal goals, and the challenge posed to other photographers by the powerful and distinctive authority of Winogrand’s best work, “with its manic sense of a life poised between animal good humour and fear of moral disaster.”
First American edition, purchased and brought to Italy at the same time by Fabbri Editore on the occasion of the same exhibition, hence the addition of a slipcase with Italian title and different cover image and a booklet with translated texts.