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Student Employee Highlight:
Bryan Edwards '19
Author:
Bryan Edwards '19
Photo Credit

Garry Winogrand. New York City, from the portfolio “Women are Beautiful,” 1968 (printed 1981). Gelatin silver print, image 8 ? x 13 ¼ in. (22.5 x 33.8 cm), sheet 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.4 cm). Gift of Christopher P. Gane (1982.29.1)

Photographic Influences
Bryan Edwards ‘19
Collections & Exhibitions Student Assistant

I have been photographing seriously for the last five years, and prior to my work at Wellin, I focused mainly on landscape, portrait, and experimental long exposure. Through working at Wellin and cataloging and researching our extensive photography collection I began to appreciate street photography, a genre I had never considered. I have had the opportunity to handle the work of Garry Winogrand, a street photographer who shot primarily in New York City in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. At Wellin we have his most notable portfolio, Women Are Beautiful, a compilation of photographs Winogrand took of every woman he passed on the street that he found beautiful, which in many ways is a sad reflection on his divorce. Looking past speculation about his obsession over women during this era, we can find a lesson that as we walk from place to place we often neglect the interesting stories and situations in front of us. Winogrand’s work taught me to carry my camera, take a lot of shots, and look beyond what I typically view as boring. One of the photographs I researched by Winogrand will be in next fall’s Innovation Approaches / Honored Traditions - a collection exhibition celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Wellin Museum.

 

 

 
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