Photograph by Garry Winogrand / © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
A new exhibition at SFMOMA presents a retrospective look at Garry Winogrand’s most iconic and rare photographs. See a selection of the work on LightBox here.
Black and white all day.
Can we just take a minute to think about how, if I were to put up an identifiable nude picture of myself, on my own blog, taken in my own bathroom, it could come back around an ruin my life?
let’s just think about how, no matter what I do with my life - become a teacher, a lawyer, a scientist, a professor - a photograph of my naked body could render largely null and void the value that others would be willing to give to me.
It would not matter if I were a virgin - it would not matter if I meant them for a lover’s eyes only - it would not matter whether or not I did it for money - my own naked body could actually ruin my life and my work.
Can we just think about that? That is powerful, and not in a good way." —versatilequeen.tumblr.com (via corybantics)
Here’s my full piece for the Gallery Nucleus “Wild Kingdom” show on Feb 16th.
I’m also selling a few prints from the “Menagerie” Series on the Gallery Nucleus page. If you’re thinking of picking one up the the next little while, buy it through them! It helps my sales ranking on the site, which means I can participate in plenty of other shows in the future. Thanks guys!