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Garry Winogrand (1928 – 1984) was an American street photographer, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, in the mid-20th century.

Photography curator, historian, and critic John Szarkowski called Winogrand the central photographer of his generation.

Winogrand received three Guggenheim Fellowships to work on personal projects, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and published four books during his lifetime.

Winogrand was one of three photographers featured in the influential New Documents exhibition at Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1967 and had solo exhibitions there in 1969, 1977, and 1988.

Winogrand supported himself by working as a freelance photojournalist and advertising photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and taught photography in the 1970s.

Winogrand photographs featured in photography magazines including Popular Photography, Eros, Contemporary Photographer, and Photography Annual.

© Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, New York, c. 1952

Critic Sean O’Hagan wrote in 2014 that in

“the 1960s and 70s, he defined street photography as an attitude as well as a style – and it has laboured in his shadow ever since, so definitive are his photographs of New York”;

and in 2010 that though he photographed elsewhere,

“Winogrand was essentially a New York photographer: frenetic, in-your-face, arty despite himself.”

Phil Coomes, writing for BBC News in 2013, said

“For those of us interested in street photography there are a few names that stand out and one of those is Garry Winogrand, whose pictures of New York in the 1960s are a photographic lesson in every frame.”

In his lifetime Winogrand published four monographs: The Animals (1969), Women are Beautiful (1975), Public Relations (1977) and Stock Photographs: The Fort Worth Fat Stock Show and Rodeo (1980).

At the time of his death his late work remained undeveloped, with about 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and about 3,000 rolls only realized as far as contact sheets being made.

Bio Reference Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Winogrand

Photo 1 Attribution © attributed to Judith Teller, Garry Winogrand, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garry_Winogrand#/media/File:Garry_Winogrand-crop.jpg

Photo 2 Attribution © Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, New York, c. 1952

Source Attribution https://www.moma.org/collection/works/53650?artist_id=6399&page=1&sov_referrer=artist

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Matthew Rolston (1955 – ) an American artist, photographer, director and creative director. He is known for his signature lighting techniques and detailed approach to art direction and design and has been repeatedly identified throughout his career with the revival and modern expression of Hollywood glamour.

Rolston studied drawing and painting at the Chouinard Art Institute and Otis College of Art & Design, as well as the San Francisco Art Institute. He also studied illustration, photography, imaging and film at Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, where in 2006, he received an Honorary Doctorate.

While still a student at Art Centre, Rolston was “discovered” by Andy Warhol,for Warhol’s celebrity focused Interview magazine, where he began a successful career in photography.

Soon afterwards, Rolston began shooting covers and editorial assignments for founding editor Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, as well as for other publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine and The New York Times.

Along with Herb Ritts, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers, among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel, to emerge from the 1980’s magazine scene.

Rolston’s career spans the areas of photography, film, creative direction, experiential design (including hospitality development), branding, product design, new media ventures, fine art and publishing.

As Rolston began to redefine the scope of his career, he expanded his practice into the fields of creative direction and branding, developing innovative projects in the area of experiential design, including hospitality projects, product design and new media ventures.

Rolston also conceives, writes and directs film projects, having directed over 100 music videos and 200 television commercials in his career.

Rolston has also created four photographic fine art projects that have led to a series of publications and exhibitions.

Bio Reference Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Rolston

Photo Attribution © (Photographer Unstated), Matthew Rolston, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.discogs.com/artist/442016-Matthew-Rolston

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Elliott Erwitt (1928 -), French-born American photographer and filmmaker who is known for his uncanny ability to capture on film the humour and irony of everyday life.

Erwitt is the man behind some of the most oft-reproduced photographs. Many of them are so ubiquitous, appearing in advertisements and on posters, mugs, and postcards, that they often are no longer identified as his.

Such an image is a Provence, France, 1955, the image of a man, wearing a beret, riding his bicycle down the road ahead while perched on the back are two long baguettes and a child looking back at the photographer over his shoulder.

In the 21st century, Erwitt’s reputation has grown, and he has been recognized with numerous exhibitions, notably a large-scale retrospective in 2011, “Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best,” at the International Center for Photography (ICP), New York City. He also received the ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.

Bio Reference Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elliott-Erwitt

Photo 1 Attribution © Alessio Jacona, Elliott Erwitt, (2014? / Cropped)

Source Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Erwitt#/media/File:Elliott_Erwitt_by_Alessio_Jacona_(15554958273).jpg

Photo 2 Attribution © Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955

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Susan Meiselas (1948 – ), an American-born documentary photographer known for her photos of subjects tied to themes of history, politics, ethnography, art and storytelling. Meiselas’ works provide an alternate perspective.

Meiselas has a great understanding of the subjects in her photographs. She also possesses an acute awareness of the social issues around her and the individuals she photographs rather than just merely documenting them.

Susan Meiselas is a brilliant spark in the art world as she is a photographer, filmmaker, archivist, curator and teacher who captures pivotal cultural moments in the most raw and captivating of ways.

Photograph Attribution © Harvey Wang, Susan Meiselas, (Date Unstated)

Source Attribution https://www.oursphotomag.com/blog/susan-meiselas-1970

Bio Reference Attribution © https://www.widewalls.ch/artists/susan-meiselas & https://www.oursphotomag.com/blog/susan-meiselas-1970

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