A photograph is an illusion of a literal description. A camera saw a piece of time and space.
I’ve sorted through a few videos on Garry Winogrand, and I thought this one is the best for understanding him as a photographer. Winogrand is speaking to students at MIT (and frustrating the 1970s-version of Hipsters in the process). Winogrand was teaching at that point, mainly, it seems, as a means to learn more about photography. Indeed, he gives learning as the reason he shot.
The video is worth viewing by anyone who loves photography, as some of Winogrand’s best images are shown in a continual slideshow. (Winogrand’s Q&A session was audio only.) If you can, this one is worth viewing on a large screen.
P.S. He was right about Ralph Gibson. His work is