Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Sasha Waters Freyer
USA | 2018 | 90 min

Premiere screening on 28 November at Rialto Amsterdam. In selected Dutch and Belgian cinemas in December 2018.

Described as a "poet," an "athlete," or a "philosopher" of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and '70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Men era of New York to the early years of the Women's Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy and alienation. Once derided by the critics, Winogrand's "snapshot aesthetic" is now the universal language of contemporary image making.

 ‘Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable’ is the first cinematic treatment of Winogrand's work, including selections from the thousands of rolls of film still undeveloped upon his unexpected death in 1984.

Interviews with Tod Papageorge, Matthew Weiner and more attest to Winogrand's indisputable influence, both as artist and chronicler of culture. In the tradition of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winogrand's candid, psychological style transports us to a bygone world, one where image lacked the editing and control possible today.

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Press quotes

“The film doesn’t suppose that you could separate the art from the artist, not least because the artist was always insistently and physically present, looked at by many of his subjects even as he looked at them from beyond the frame.” – The NY Times

 
“One of the rare art-world bio-docs that delivers the sensation of seeing a story unfold dramatically onscreen, Sasha Waters Freyer's Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable introduces a compulsive picture-taker who was for a time hailed as photography's essential artist, then saw critical opinion turn on him.” – The Hollywood Reporter

 

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