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Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable (2018)



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Described as a "poet," an "athlete," or a "philosopher" of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and '70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women's Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy and alienation. Once derided by the critics, Winogrand's "snapshot aesthetic" is now the universal language of contemporary image making. Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic treatment of Winogrand's work, including selections from the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984. Interviews with Tod Papageorge, Matthew Weiner and more attest to Winogrand's indisputable influence, both as artist and chronicler of culture, while archived conversations with Jay Maisel highlight the gruff, streetwise perspective of "a city hick from the Bronx." In the tradition of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand's candid, psychological style transports us to a bygone world, one where image lacked the editing and control possible today.


Critic Reviews for Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The film puts his work convincingly and revealingly into the context of his turbulent life and the passionate politics of the times.

September 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Alert not just to shifts in the critical zeitgeist but to accompanying changes in social mores, the fascinating film speaks to the most sophisticated students of fine-art photography without alienating casual buffs.

April 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Sasha Waters Freyer forges a poignant portrait of an artist attempting to transcend the limitations of his art by refusing to see the process through.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Good-looking and somewhat revealing portrait of an artist/street photographer and his work.

September 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The inherent kineticism of Winogrand's photography lends itself to a dynamic cinematic experience, but All Things Are Photographable takes it to another level, benefitting as well from a compelling narrative arc.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Freyer gives us Winogrand, warts and all, and clearly shows us why he made a difference. May he rest in peace, and may his work live on.

March 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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