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  • Coney Island, New York, ca. 1952, by Garry Winogrand;
    The Museum of Modern Art, New York; purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz
  • New York, 1965, by Garry Winogrand; Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher

“You could say that I am a student of photography, and I am,” photographer Garry Winogrand once said. “But really, I’m a student of America.” And, indeed, walking through his new retrospective at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is like time traveling back, getting a glimpse at Postmodern America from New York City to San Francisco and all points in between. Winogrand captured that era like no other — from the streets, cataloguing the every day, decades before street-style photography would be de rigueur. And the Bronx native was incredibly prolific, shooting some 26,000 rolls of film in his lifetime and an extra 6,600 rolls he himself had never seen, many of which are being printed for the first time for the exhibit. Garry Winogrand is on view till September 21.

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