Sasha Waters Freyer, Chair, Photography + Film


Artist, iconoclast, man of his time

Garry Winogrand was the epic photographer of 20th century American life. When he died suddenly in 1984, Winogrand left behind more than 300,000 images unseen – until now. Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, created by Sasha Waters Freyer and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, is the first documentary film on the life and work of Winogrand – the larger-than-life storyteller in pictures of America across the three most turbulent decades of the 20th century.

Driver and passenger in a convertible car

Celebrated in his lifetime and quickly forgotten after his death, Garry Winogrand is nonetheless your visionary ancestor – even if you have never published in a magazine or hung a print on the wall of a museum. His “snapshot aesthetic,” once derided by critics, is the universal language of contemporary global image making.

Featured in interviews are photographer Thomas Roma, Tod Papageorge, Matt Stuart, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Leo Rubinfien; artist Laurie Simmons; curators Susan Kismaric and Erin O’Toole; writers Matthew Weiner and Geoff Dyer, and historian Shelley Rice. The film is scheduled to be released in 2018.