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Let's Go, um, Met?!?
Day three of storm blah blah we're fine blah blah 2-3 more feet to south and east blah blah court canceled today 90 still closed blah blah blah Bills and Sabres home games both canceled blah blah crazy people still at Wegmans blah blah blah...


I called my sister yesterday to let her know we were fine in the midst of all this meteorlogical madness, and she had some news for us, as well:

She was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.  Not in person; on the wall.

Donna Winogrand

The year was 1965, and the photographer was Garry Winogrand. No, I hadn't heard of him before talking to Donna yesterday, but he was a fairly famous street photographer in that era:

At the time of his death [in 1984] there was discovered about 2,500 rolls of undeveloped film, 6,500 rolls of developed but not proofed exposures, and contact sheets made from about 3,000 rolls.The Garry Winogrand Archive at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) comprises over 20,000 fine and work prints, 20,000 contact sheets, 100,000 negatives and 30,500 35 mm colour slides as well as a small group of Polaroid prints and several amateur motion picture films.

Earlier this year, 175 of his photos, including some of the never-seen ones, were exhibited at the Met earlier this year, and Donna somehow got a hold of this picture of her walking in Manhattan that year.  She remembers the dress, the purse, and the Arnold Constable bag in her left hand. (I barely remember Arnold Constable, which was a department store and not a nerdy cop, and I never would have picked her out of the exhibit from this shot.)

Note the almost-catcalling Mad Men to her left. I guess some things in New York never change.

So, yeah. That's our Brush With Greatness for the day, which sure beats anything I might have been doing today with a snowbrush;)
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liddle_oldman From: liddle_oldman Date: November 21st, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sincerely cool!

I have occasionally wondered how many tourist snapshots I am in in the background of, but this is the foreground! :)
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