New York by Garry Winogrand (c. 1962)

The photograph titled “New York,” created by the artist Garry Winogrand, is estimated to have been taken around 1962. It is a black and white image that captures a candid moment in an urban setting.

In the photograph, a man and woman are seen embracing each other on a sunlit street. The man is wearing a suit and tie, and the woman is in a coat that reaches her knees, with her hair styled in a way that suggests the fashion of the early 1960s. They are positioned in the foreground to the left, leaning on a metal fence, which is part of a series of parallel lines and patterns including the shadows cast onto the pavement. In the background, there is a large fenced area that might be part of a park or public space, and another person is partially visible, seated on a bench inside the fenced area. The patterns of light and shadow, along with the juxtaposition of the couple and the urban environment, capture a slice-of-life scene from New York City during that era.

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