Garry Winogrand Bio
Garry Winogrand was born in 1928 in the Bronx, New York. He studied photojournalism at Columbia and pursued his career from there. He spent a lot of time road tripping around the United States. He captured life during the 1960s and 1970s, a very dramatic and critical time in the history of the United States. There was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the assassination of JFK in 1963 and later of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. There also was the Vietnam War and the on-going Cold War. There were active social rights movements during this time such as the Civil Rights Movement, Gay Rights Movement, and the Women's Liberation Movement. Overall the 1960s and 1970s were a time of great change and uncertainty. Winogrand caught many of the emotion people felt during this time, such as the questioning for what is to come as a result of the wars and social changes. His work captures the reactions individuals about the current state of society.