Winogrand In Austin * 1973 - 1978
Made as an adult student while attending the Austin School of Film, this short film explores the life and career of Garry Winogrand while he lived in Austin, Texas.
Winogrand is considered to be one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. "The central figure in photography for his generation," said John Szarkowski of Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
For five years in the mid-1970s, Winogrand taught at the University of Texas, lived in Austin with his wife Eileen and daughter Melissa, and prowled Austin with his camera. He photographed the UT Drag, Congress Avenue, Hippie Hollow, Eeyore's Birthday Party, Town Lake, the Texas State Capitol, airshows at Bergstrom AFB, and on and on. Thousands, tens of thousands -- even, maybe a hundred thousand photographs taken in Austin.
Photographs taken during this period at the Fort Worth stock show, two hundred miles to the north, became one of Winogrand's best known bodies of work.
Sadly, Garry died in 1984.
This film looks back at this relatively unknown chapter of photography and Austin history through interviews with people who knew Garry in the day, through archival photographs and video, and with some well-known and some never-before-seen Winogrand photographs from that time.
Run Time: 12:32
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