Garry Winogrand American

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This is an unusual image in the oeuvre of a photographer known chiefly for a confrontational style that made instances from everyday life on the street look like snippets from a well-choreographed farce. Rather than dancing about to the rhythm of urban life, these people seem suspended for eternity as static weights in a three-dimensional balancing game predicated on their own insubstantial shadows. If Winogrand's normal mode was one of witty graphic innovation, here he probes the tragic undertones in life's dark comedy.

Untitled, Garry Winogrand (American, New York 1928–1984 Tijuana, Mexico), Gelatin silver print

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