Central Park Zoo-New York City, New York
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, West, 4th Floor
During periods of separation from his first wife in the early 1960s, Winogrand began visiting New York City zoos and the Coney Island Aquarium with their children. Many of the photographs he made during those trips reveal the often humorous parallels between the behaviors of humans and animals. Reflecting on the 1960s today, one could read the depiction of captivity as a metaphor for the racial and gender segregations of the era, while also serving as an examination of voyeurism and photography. Forty-six of the zoo pictures were published in Winogrand’s second book, The Animals (1969).
Gelatin silver photograph
1962; reprinted 1974
Other (Mount): 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm)
Image: 8 9/16 x 12 7/8 in. (21.7 x 32.7 cm) (show scale)
Signed in graphite, lower right: "Garry Winogrand"
Gift of Renata Shapiro
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
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Garry Winogrand (American, 1928-1984). Central Park Zoo-New York City, New York, 1962; reprinted 1974. Gelatin silver photograph, Other (Mount): 14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Renata Shapiro, 83.266.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 83.266.3_PS9.jpg)
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