Gary Winogrand Color at the Brooklyn Musueum
Went to the opening of Gary Winogrand, Color at the Brooklyn Museum last night. Great exhibit, an entire room with multiple ceiling projectors showing his original Kodachromes on opposite walls. Great way to view them though it was too crowded last night to really get a good feel, I will be going back on a weekday to spend some time with it.
I like his work in general although I sometimes find that the sheer volume and sometimes lax editing a bit off putting but even if you're not a fan, the vintage Kodachrome colors are a real treat. Also a lot of them are taken in the western United States and California which is a nice counterpoint to the black and whites which seem more New York City based.
They did a very good job of presenting a lot of work in an interesting manner keeping to the original medium.
I'm curious now what he actually did with all these slides, how many were printed or used in magazines or whatever. They say he shot about 6500 slides. What I had read is that he would have shot more color but the expense of developing wouldn't allow him to keep up with his prolific shooting.
Well worth a look if you're in the area or visiting. Usually the museum is pretty empty on weekdays and still tolerable on the weekends. It's a real gem if they have something you want to see.