The vitality of New York City--its energy, ambition and beauty--has long inspired great photographers, from Berenice Abbott to Garry Winogrand, from Lisette Model to Lee Friedlander. Composed of works selected from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Life of the City celebrates the great and continuing tradition of photography about New York. Featuring work by Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz, Weegee and many others, and including a chapter of writings by notable observers of the city, the book explores the drama of New York's architecture, ranging from cavernous brick canyons and towering stone pinnacles to humble storefronts and tenements. It captures the city's glittering lights--outdoors on the skyline and in the flash of speeding cars, indoors at a string of the urban venues where people come together, from nightclubs and jazz rooms to society galas and parties. Most of all there are New Yorkers themselves--the city's bakers and builders, its politicians and policemen, its solitary nighttime strollers, its morning crowds of pedestrians hurrying to work, its children so beautifully memorialized by Helen Levitt, its in-turned individuals who, in the photographs of Cindy Sherman, seem to be living out some cultural myth of what it means to belong in and to one of America's greatest urban centers.
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"Garry Winogrand was born in 1928 and raised in the Bronx. After high school and two years in the army, he briefly studied painting at Columbia University until a friend showed him the darkroom in the basement of the schoolis architecture building. iI never looked back,i he later said. For some years he worked as a freelance photojournalist and in advertising; by the 1960s his distinctive themes and style had begun to emerge. The Museum of Modern Art first substantially showed his work in 1963, and later held two one-man exhibitions, The Animals, in 1969, and Public Relations, in 1976. Winogrand received three Guggenheim fellowships for special photographic projects. He taught at Chicagois Institute of Design and then for five years at the University of Texas in Austin. In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles, where he took pictures incessantly. Although Winogrand was an articulate and conscientious teacher, he resisted talking about his own photography. iThe artist is irrelevant once the work exists,i he said. iAll there is is the pictures.i Winogrand died in 1984."
"Sarah Hermanson Meister is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York."
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