Foundation Foto Colectania Presents Garry Winogrand Women are beautiful

Foundation Foto Colectania presents for the first time in Barcelona the famous serie Women Are Beautiful by Garry Winogrand. The exhibition can be seen in Barcelona until June 4, 2011.

Garry Winogrand is considered one of the greatest innovators of photography of the twentieth-century in America. He knew like no other how to capture the social transformation of females in the 60’s and 70’s through his portraits of women who stand as an allegory of women’s emancipation and their new role in society. The Foundation Foto Colectania presents its serie Women Are Beautiful, including f 85 photographs taken between 1960 and 1975 and collected in the book with the same title by the legendary director of photography at the MoMA, John Szarkowski. The exhibition from the collection of Lola Garrido, is part of the programming line of the foundation which is dedicated to authors who changed the course of the history of photography.

In the 60’s ended the era of big images as symbols of timeless truths, by the devastating influence first from Walker Evans, and later from Robert Frank and William Klein. The pictures are focused on the reflection of reality, no retouching or other ideas added. Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander represent “the new American style” which brole new ground in the so-called Street Photography.

Winogrand combines spontaneity with an apparent confusion, which is more than aware of the complexity of the photography world: “I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs.” The presence of human beings, contrasting with the crowds and the streets in his photographs reveals a new way of looking, in which the anarchy results in a wealth of shapes and structures. Biased and cold style of Winogrand is associated with Abstract Expressionism and its sharp diagonals are similar to paint brush strokes of those years. If the photographer Robert Frank was critical of the 50’s, Garry Winogrand is one of the largest photographers of the 60’s.

The Foto Colectania Foundation is a private non-profit organisation (register nº 1554) founded in Barcelona in 2002, aiming at promoting photography and encouraging photography collecting through exhibitions, activities (conferences, seminars, trips) and catalogue editions.Foto Colectania has its own photography collection that comprises of more than 2.000 works of Spanish and Portuguese authors from 1950 until today.

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Fundació Foto Colectania
Julián Romea 6, D2
08006 Barcelona
Tel: 93 217 16 26
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