Garry Winogrand Talks to University Students About Photography in 1977

Garry Winogrand was one of the most notable and prolific American street photographers of the 20th century. He is known for capturing a vast record of what American life was like during the decades following World War II; in addition to his published works, thousands of his undeveloped and unseen rolls of film were discovered when he passed away in 1984.

In 1977, Winogrand was invited to speak to Rice Students about photography. Over the course of two hours, the photographer answered all kinds of questions and discussed a wide range of topics regarding photography, his work, and his thoughts.

The 16-minute video above is the “highlight reel” of the talk, created by Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art for a Garry Winogrand exhibition it organized with San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.

If you have a couple of hours to spend listening to the whole talk, here it is:

If you’d like to see more of Winogrand, here’s a video of him at work in the early 1980s, and here’s a TV interview he gave around the same time.

(via National Gallery of Art via Reddit)