Iris Nights: The Restless Genius of Garry Winogrand

A Conversation with Geoff Dyer and Sasha Waters Freyer
PAST EVENT: Thu, May 17, 2018

Two experts on the prolific photographer Garry Winogrand will offer their views and visions of his approach and achievements, sharing their work and their knowledge in an intriguing conversation. Winogrand, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, through spontaneous images of people – particularly in New York during the 1960s and in Los Angeles where he died in 1984 – had an uncanny sense of timing. He was able to capture bizarre and sometimes implausible configurations of people, places, and things, making him one of the most influential artists of his generation.


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Geoff Dyer
Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is an award-winning novelist, essayist, critic and author of seven books of nonfiction including the seminal work The Ongoing Moment – winner of the International Centre of Photography’s 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography. His new book, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand, was published in March 2018. Photo of Geoff Dyer: © Matt Stuart

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Sasha Waters Freyer
Sasha Waters Freyer

Sasha Waters Freyer is the director, producer, and editor of Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and selected by PBS’ American Masters to air in early 2019. A moving-image artist who primarily creates short experimental films in 16mm, she is attracted to outsiders, misfits,…

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Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library is the result of celebrated American photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker’s excavation of nearly 500 images—out of a collection of over 14 million—permanently housed at the Library of Congress.

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