Peter Galassi was Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art from 1991 to 2011. He is the author of studies of the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander, among other books.
 (October 2013)


‘Bursting with Meanings and Emotions’

Garry Winogrand: Park Avenue, New York, 1959

Garry Winogrand

an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 9–June 2, 2013; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., March 2–June 8, 2014; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, June 27–September 21, 2014; the Jeu de Paume, Paris, October
Which artist made the fullest and most engaging picture of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century? In the still-and-mute division of the visual arts, I’d nominate two photographers: Lee Friedlander, whose ceaselessly enchanting exploration of the American social landscape is now in its sixth decade, …