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Beverly Hills, California
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© 1984 The Estate of Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand
American, Beverly Hills, California, 1979
Gelatin silver print
8 7/8 x 13 5/16 in.
99.XM.14.2

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The amateur, snapshotlike appearance of Garry Winogrand's Beverly Hills photograph is completely intentional. Winogrand often approached his subjects at a slightly skewed angle, tilting the picture frame in order to create an off-balance sense of reality. As a result his images of people captured unwittingly effectively convey the frenetic energy found along the urban street. In this photograph, a man is divided from a group of women by a street lamp, accentuating fundamental differences between the two sexes. This picture was made while Winogrand was considering a series entitled "Women are Better Than Men."