The Museo de Arte Moderno, in Mexico City, presents an exhibition of the American master with a series of images dedicated to women.
During the 60’s there is a change in the attitude of women, based on an intense exercise of inner and outer freedom. The photographic lens of Garry Winogrand depicts better than any other this social transformation and, for a whole decade, builds a unique, unprecedented document which immortalizes for the history of photography this vigorous change. The so-called “prince of the streets” earned the title by making a thorough portrait of women’s attitudes in their daily public lives Women’s attitudes became shapes.
Winogrand captures life and its developments, and enjoys what he photographs and his images. His women are vital, self-confident, happy, free of complexes, women who go their own way and whose freedom makes them more charming. It is the moment when women rebel against the dictatorship of “what others may say”. If Robert Frank was the essential photographer of the 50’s, Garry Winogrand is one of the greatest of the 60’s, and the artist of his time.