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Geoff Dyer, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

Geoff Dyer, The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer on how Garry Winogrand's photographs inspired him to use images as an agent of narrative.

We chat with Geoff Dyer about the "visual novelist" and street photographer Garry Winogrand. Dyer highlights the wild humor of Winogrand's eye, how his photographs were packed with narrative potential, how he approached writing short vignettes to complement images in the literary style of John Szarkowski’s Atget or Mark Strand's On Edward Hopper, and the intrigue of Winogrand's out-of-control creative impulse toward the end of his life.

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