Abstract

A physical manifestation of the zeitgeist of The Sixties, American street photographer Garry Winogrand documented the social dissonance of the period with a delicate and honest eye. Although he staunchly insisted that his approach while photographing was rooted solely in formalism (his oft repeated mantra, "I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed," bolsters this sentiment), his work suggests that he was also a keen observer of both the human condition and the social landscape of the period. Stretching from the Coney Island Aquarium on the east coast to the Los Angeles boulevards on the west, Winogrand's candid photographs present a volatile memoir of a nation at a crossroads.

Advisor

Siewert, John

Department

Art and Art History

Disciplines

History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Theory and Criticism

Publication Date

2012

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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