This series of Garry Winogrand’s photographs from the 1960’s Democratic Convention held in LA is worth your time. Winogrand’s innate ability to capture moments stands the test of time.
On a personal note, I lived in Washington, D.C. for a brief stint to try out political photography. I still wax poetically about my experience photographing President Clinton on Airforce One, but after a few days of being elbowed in a press pool of mostly sweaty, aggressive men with bad fashion sense, I decided political photography was not for me and I moved to LA where the men are better groomed and the town and weather much more to my liking. Within my first few months in LA, I shot my first wedding and shortly thereafter, launched Docuvitae. The experience in D.C. gave me a great appreciation for those who make art in the midst of a political landscape and this series by Winogrand was a treat.
Happy Friday. Enjoy your weekend!
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