Photographing the Street features the work of four American and Canadian artists who have chosen the street as their primary subject: Garry Winogrand, Mike Peters, Gary Mark Smith, and Ian Wallace. Each has a distinct approach and photographs the street for different purposes. These objectives range from capturing everyday American life to creating a global street photography portfolio that highlights the variety of cultures and similarities of urban life in various areas of the world to utilizing the street as a site for a meditation on modern life. Photographing the Street testifies to the richness of expression afforded by these most public of spaces.
Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984). New York City, New York, negative 1969, print 1982. Gelatin silver print. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of Raymond W. Merritt, 1991.090. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco