Arrivals and Departures by Garry Winogrand. First edition (2004). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings, this is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Arrivals and Departures
This collection assembles Winogrand's most compelling images. Of travelers, flight attendants, airport waiting rooms, airplanes on runways, and also all the people and places in between. The photographs were taken over a period of 25 years from 1958 and 1983. Then edited by Alex Harris, one of the first to publish selections from this body of work, in DoubleTake magazine in 1996.
Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is an American street photographer. He is known for his spontaneous images of people in public. He was extremely prolific, and though he died young, Winogrand created a vast corpus of work that documented society across the United States over the course of three decades.
Winogrand threw away the established traditions of Street Photography set forth by his predecessors. So, his photographs often appear haphazard, tilted, and poorly composed. As a result, this is what came to be called the ‘snapshot aesthetic’. However, this unique aesthetic helped emphasize his subject matter. This challenged preconceptions of American society. As well as the post-WWII optimism captured by commercial photography.
His skewed and off center images paradoxically united discordant elements into one composition. Therefore allowing the viewer to engage with his subjects in new and unusual ways. In so doing, Winogrand influenced an entire generation of photographers and artists. Forcing them to push the boundaries of what photography as a medium could be and also what it could expose. Winogrand’s prolific body of work is best known through the photo books he published.
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