Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) was a native New Yorker whose photography of public life epitomized the pulse and complexity of the urban scene after World War II. His seemingly casual, snapshotlike photographs embody the pulsing character of the 1960s, and were crucial to the advent of a new form of street photography.
While expanding his earlier explorations of street photography, Winogrand also managed to produce a brilliant on-the-road aesthetic. Photographing obliquely and through car windshields, he honed the off-handed yet precise style that became his hallmark. On this single trip across the country, Winogrand made some of his most famous photographs, many of which were shown in the Museum of Modern Art’s pivotal 1967 exhibition “New Documents.”