Quote of the Week by Garry Winogrand


“I like to think of photographing as a two-way act of respect. Respect for the medium by letting it do what it does best–describe. And respect for the subject by describing it as it is.” —Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)

Garry Winogrand was known for his manic shooting pace. The street photographer shot almost one and a half million photographs in his lifetime. In his own words, he described a good night as “thirty-five rolls.” He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship Award twice, to travel around America and explore media events and the effects it had on society. He died at the age of 56 and left behind 4,32,000 previously unseen images.

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