Fort Worth, Texas

Garry Winogrand portfolio

Fort Worth, Texas

1974

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Garry Winogrand

(American, 1928-1984)

Hyperion Press Ltd.

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Gelatin silver print

Image: 23 x 34.2 cm (9 1/16 x 13 7/16 in.); Paper: 27.9 x 35.4 cm (11 x 13 15/16 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)

Gift of Elizabeth and Frederick Myers 1984.195.13

Impression: 39

Description

In 1974, Garry Winogrand was commissioned by the Fort Worth Art Museum to photograph the
Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show. A uniquely Texan event, the Stock Show was the first
rodeo to be nationally televised and continues to distinguish Fort Worth, also known as "Cowtown."
Using his snapshot aesthetic, Winogrand captured the dynamic relationships between man and beast.
In this image, cowboys attempt to harness a horse’s wild energy. Rearing powerfully on its hind legs, the horse towers over its captors in a vain effort to remain free. Winogrand focused on the piercing gaze of the animal, which contrasts with the frenetic background and anxious activities of the men around it.

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