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Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed/ Garry Winogrand.

Garry Winogrand was one of the most famous street photographers of the 20s century. Winogrand depicted life of ordinary Americans. His pictures are recognizable and remarkable. Winogrand managed to depict the most significant and important events of the American history of the 20s century. At the same time Winogrand had very peculiar point of view regarding to photography. He was sure that “a photograph is not what was photographed, it’s something else”. At first sight his pictures are very simple but they catch your attention and you are ready to spend some time trying to scan the images to see more details. Many of his pictures are narrative. Fairly enough they could be compared with cinematographic shots. At the same time he admitted that his photos did not have any narrative content as “they only describe light on surface”.

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I was introduced to the marvelous world of film photography when I was a little girl. Once my elder brother Jim bought Polaroid camera. It was in the middle of the 1980s. I was really amazed and fascinated by the effect of instant shots. Several seconds and here we are! It was some kind of miracle for me to get a picture then and there. Later I realized the trick and found out nothing special about it… but for short while.

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